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Hardy Rubber Tree


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Eucommia ulmoides shape

Eucommia ulmoides

  • Height: 40’ - 60’
  • Spread: 45’
  • Site characteristics: Tolerates clay, loam, sand, and well-drained soils
  • Zone: 5b - 8.2
  • Wet/dry: Tolerates drought, intolerant of poor drainage
  • Native range: China
  • pH: 5.0 - 8.2
  • Other: Tolerates heat and drought, needs full sun
  • Shape: Round, wide-spreading with ascending branches.
  • Other: Glossy, green foliage Additional: Transplants readily in spring or fall
  • Pests: Some branch dieback

Eucommia ulmoides
Photo: Bert Cregg, MSU

eucommia ulmoides leaves Hardy Rubber Tree
Photos: Jesse Saylor, MSU.

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