Chinese Fighazel

Sycopsis sinensis

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Sycopsis (sy-KOP-sis) (Info)
Species: sinensis (sy-NEN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)

Maroon/Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 11, 2021, UtahTropics12 from Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 7b) wrote:

This rare and unique evergreen tree does surprisingly great here in Salt Lake City, Utah (zone 7b). I have one that gets a good amount of shade and then one that gets mostly sun and honestly the one that gets the most sun is growing faster and looks much healthier and full. I was surprised to see this as we can get up to 105 F and sometimes even more in the summer and it can stay that way for months on end. I have also found them to be pretty dang drought tolerant, but I would recommend watering them often if you have them planted in full sun atleast in this desert climate. Unfortunately Sycopsis sinensis can be extremely hard to find and I had to pick one up when I was in Northern California because I couldnt find them anywhere else. This is such an interesting and beautiful tree and I h... read more

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