Triadica sebifera (Chinese tallow, Nankin haze)
¥900 （incl. tax）
Chinese tallow is a tall, attractive, deciduous tree native to China and Southeast Asia.
The tree’s Japanese name, Nankin haze, refers to its bark, from which was used for wax production in place of haze no ki (Toxicodendron succedaneum, or Japanese wax tree). The tree has very attractive round leaves. In fall, they turn a striking red, yellow or orange, brightening the landscape. The fall colors vary slightly depending on where the tree is planted, and they can change even in the same location from year to year depending on the climate, sunlight, and temperatures. Each year you can enjoy a different show.
Tips for growing Chinese tallow trees
Chinese tallow trees require the right environment and care to grow. They prefer sunny spots, but it is important to avoid too much direct sunlight. Prepare well-drained soil and maintain proper moisture. Prune the trees as they grow to maintain their comely shape.
In the language of flowers, the trees symbolize “sincerity” and “having one’s feelings understood,” which is said to derive from the trees’ heart-shaped leaves and the leaves’ beautiful change in color from yellow to red in fall.