Branchlet with foliage, plant at Blijdenstein Arboretum, Netherlands [C.J. Earle, 2010.06.11].
Foliage detail on same plant [C.J. Earle, 2010.06.11].
Distribution and Ecology
China: Anhui to Guizhou, to 1400 m (Silba 1986).
Planted as an ornamental in Europe and North America (Hils 1993). Hardy to Zone 8 (cold hardiness limit between -12.1°C and -6.7°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).
V. Dinets (Vladimir Dinets e-mail 1998.01.10) reports a tree in Anhui that was 39 m high in 1993.
Lindley. 1857. Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, p. 788. This publication is available online at botanicus.org, and makes a good read, as it contains Fortune's account of how he discovered the species while trekking in the mountains of Zhejiang.
Last Modified 2012-11-23