Height: 20-30 ft. (6-9 m) 30-40 ft. (9-12 m) over 40 ft. (12 m)
Spacing: 20-30 ft. (6-9 m) 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) 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)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From woody stem cuttings From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
I have three Evodia trees, one about 6 feet tall, two that the deer keep eating the top off. The six foot tree had it's first blossom last year and again this year, one cluster of blossoms. It was planted for my honey bees but so far they have not noticed it. The two smaller trees are in bottom ground, well drained and droughts in the summer. The taller is on clay base soil with about 4 inches of fairly good. dry, topsoil. I am near Bethalto, IL.
On Dec 3, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Korean Evodia (now known botanically as Tetradium daniellii) is an easy to grow medium-size tree reaching 40+ feet after many decades. Also sometimes known as Korean bee tree since it attracts hordes of pollinators when in bloom, this smooth gray-barked tree boasts large clusters of fine white flowers in midsummer when there are not many trees in bloom.
The pollinated flowers form dry fruiting structures that turn reddish to pink, extending the ornamental quality of this tree. As they mature, the structures dry to a beige color and split, revealing the small jet-black seeds. The clean glossy pinnately compound foliage turns a butter yellow in the fall.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Athens, Alabama Indian Springs Village, Alabama Dardanelle, Arkansas Palmetto, Georgia Bethalto, Illinois Clermont, Kentucky Georgetown, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Glendale, Missouri Lincoln, Nebraska Blue Ash, Ohio Mount Carmel, Ohio Macalester, Oklahoma Kenilworth, Pennsylvania Lacoste, Texas Reston, Virginia