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Rhoiptelea chiliantha NV 032
Rhoiptelea chiliantha NV 032


 
Family: Juglandaceae
Hardiness: Zones 8b-10 likely lower
Mature Size: To 50'
Exposure: Sun
Bloom Time:
Moisture Needs: Moist to Moderate
Origin: Asia
Price: $50.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot


Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P8323
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Description
 
Horsetail Tree.  Very rare monotypic genus containing just this single species in the Juglandaceae or Walnut family.  Pinnate leaves on a tree 25'-60' tall with drooping many-stranded inflorescence of insignificant flowers followed by tan winged nutlets.  This is a reintroduction of sorts to North America as it is known from fossil records from the Cretaceous Period.  Distribution of these young plants is an important conservation strategy.  Hardiness unknown.  A portion of the proceeds goes to support the mission of Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy.