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botanical name:
Toona sinensis 'Flamingo'
Toona sinensis 'Flamingo' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Chinese Cedar
synonyms:  Cedrela sinensis 'Flamingo', Cedrella sinensis 'Flamingo'
family:  Meliaceae
characteristics: tree, scented/aromatic
height: 15.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: pink
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Deciduous tree, often multi-stemmed, with peeling brown bark. Large aromatic pinnate leaves that are bright pink when young, then turning creamy yellow and finally green. Pendant panicles of small greenish white flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil in full sun or light part shade. Grows well in areas with hot summers.

propagation:
From root cuttings in late winter.

usage:
Very striking late spring foliage colour.

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