Torreya nuciferaTorreya nucifera

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Torreya nucifera
  • PRONUNCIATION: TOR-e-a new-CIF-er-a
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese Torreya
  • FAMILY: Taxaceae
  • NATIVITY: Japan.
  • GROWTH HABIT: Broad pyramidal.
  • SIZE: 30'.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 7 - 9.
  • CULTURE: Sun with moist well drained soils. Avoid sweeping winter winds.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Good evergreen specimen with tight habit.
  • FOLIAGE: Spirally arranged but spreading in a horizontal plane. Needle-like leaves 3/4 - 1" long and sharply pointed at the apex. Foliage dark green with two stomatal bands beneath. Crushed needles are quite aromatic.
  • BUDS: Ovate with keeled scales.
  • BARK: Two-year-old stems are reddish brown.
  • FRUIT: Ellipsoidal, fleshy cone, about 1 - 1 1/4" long.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:

 

 

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