Chinese Wingnut
Pterocarya stenoptera

Family: Juglandaceae (joo-glan-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pterocarya (ter-oh-KAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: stenoptera (sten-OP-ter-uh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Lincoln, Nebraska

Indian Trail, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Alexandria, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 4, 2013, duncanroadfish from Hemby Bridge, NC wrote:

This plant is a rapid grower and is great if you want to fill a space fast. Not easy to find but worth growing if you've got the room. Very nice looking unique tree.

Positive

On Oct 3, 2003, Chili from Raleigh, NC wrote:

A fast growing shade tree; surface roots can be a problem. Has attractive pendulous seeds.