Eucommia ulmoides - Hardy Rubber Tree
Eucommia ulmoides - Hardy Rubber Tree

Hardy Rubber Tree

Eucommia ulmoides

  • Rounded, spreading crown, with broad, ascending branches
  • Serrated, elliptic to ovate, glossy dark green leaves
  • Insignificant greenish-brown flowers
  • Female flowers give way to flattened, ash-like, winged seeds
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Green

HEIGHT:
15-18 m

SPREAD:
12-15 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


A good shade tree for parks, homes and street tree plantings. Best grown in full sun and avoid planting in wet areas. 

Additional Notes about Hardy Rubber Tree:


As the common name suggests, rubber can be made from the tree sap, but the extraction process is complicated and too costly for commercial application.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
FLOWERING TIME:
Early Spring
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen