Epaulette Tree

Epaulette Tree

Epaulette Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Pterostyrax hispida
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun; moist well drained soil but will grow in clay or sand; tolerates wind, drought and some air pollution
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Rounded head; open head with age; slender, low branches
Height:   20 to 30'
Weight:   20 to 30
Leaf:   3 to 7.5" alternate, simple leaves; dark green above, silvery green underneath; yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   5 to 10" panicles of creamy white flowers in early summer; fragrant; .5" dry drupe in panicles
Comments:    Flowers at an early age; prefers a hot sunny location; cast dense shade
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --