Height: 20-30 ft. (6-9 m) 30-40 ft. (9-12 m) over 40 ft. (12 m)
Spacing: 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Light Shade
Bloom Color: Cream/Tan
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow after last frost
On Jul 18, 2009, markdeutsch from Pass Christian, MS wrote:
I planted a foot- tall tree last year in native soil of pH 5.5. It is now 3 ft. tall and reasonably healthy. The leaves are a little pale, but should darken after better nutrition, and after the roots grow deeper.
On Nov 13, 2005, Treeguy from Charleston, SC wrote:
I grew this plant in Florida and I am now growing as part of the inventory of my new Nursery in Columbia, SC. This lovely little tree has drawn rave reviews to people that see it. It has lovely bright green leaves that remind me of those of a Basswood(Linden) which sometimes in fall may turn a muted yellowish color. The bark is smooth on young trees and become very distinctive on older trees with alternanting ridges of light gray and dark gray. Grows fairly fast as a young plant. Should be a very good honey plant!
On Mar 28, 2005, nick89 from Tallahassee, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
A small tree form Japan. I have not grown this species but might try sometime. According to Simon and Schuster's Guide to Trees the swollen twisted stalks that bear the tiny fruit are edible and said to taste vaguely like raisans.
On Nov 6, 2000, Chooch from Chatham-Kent, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:
USDA Z 5 - 9
Glossy, oval leaves; creamy, slightly showy, fragrant flowers in 3" clusters. Average dimensions at
maturity are 25' tall and 20' wide. "In leaf, form, and texture, the plant resembles the American
basswood...and, like the basswood, possesses a beauty that is rather striking" .
The tops of unestablished raisin trees may die back in the colder winters. They grow back during the
summer. The raisin tree is usually propagated by seed, or softwood or root cuttings.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: