Korean Sweetheart Tree

Korean Sweetheart Tree

Korean Sweetheart Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Euscaphis japonica
Hardiness Zones:   6 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Horizontal branches
Height:   20'
Weight:   10 to 15'
Leaf:   Thick glossy, emerald green leaves
Flower/Fruit:   Small yellow flowers are unremarkable; heart shaped seed capsules turn an intense cherry-red in fall; open to reveal black seeds
Comments:    Rare in cultivation; bark is violet-chocolate with white stripes; a JC Raulston Arboretum introduction; drought tolerant
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --