Firmiana simplex SEEDS tetrapanax hardy palm tree Chinese Parasol seed

Firmiana simplex is a very interesting tree growing to 30 or 40 feet tall. The trunk is green when young and with age turns a light gray color. I was very interested in this plant when I first saw it years ago in a friends garden. I am normally not interested in trees but this had huge leaves in the shape of dinosaur foot prints around 1 foot wide or more and the trunks were bright green. I found it was hardy in zone 6 and even zone 5 if protected. I figured I had to find it as it would make a great addition to my garden. It has taken sometime be I was able to hunt down seeds and have small plants potted up in 4 1/2 inch pots. They are well rooted but still only a 4 to 6 inches tall now. It may take a few years but once in the ground it should grow fast and large.

Plants are in 4 1/2 inch pots


Foliage: Large green divided leaves

Flower: white flowers

Height: 30 to 40 feet

Situation: Full sun to part shade