Kalopanax septemlobus

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Kalopanax septemlobus (Thunb.) Koidz.

Araliaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   5

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

    

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Aralianae
Ordo:
Araliales

Kalopanax septemlobus is a tree.

Naming

Kalopanax septemlobus was already described and the name validly published by Carl Peter Thunberg. It was Gen'ichi Koidzumi, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Kalopanax septemlobus is a species in the genus Kalopanax which contains 4 species and belongs to the family of the Araliaceae (Ginseng Family).

Characteristics

Kalopanax septemlobus - leaves
Kalopanax septemlobus - bark
Kalopanax septemlobus - branches
Kalopanax septemlobus - fruits

Growth

The trees reach heights of 8 to 30 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Kalopanax septemlobus is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are palmately lobed, serrulate and petiolate. They turn an attractive yellow in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Kalopanax septemlobus produces panicles of white five-stellate flowers from July to August.

The trees produce ornamental blue drupes in autumn.

Root System

Distribution

Kalopanax septemlobus is native to China, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Sakhalin.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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