Category: Tree - Deciduous
Zones: 5 to 7
Size: To 50' tall and 40' wide
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Snake-like bark - green and white striations. Leaves shiny, dark green, ovate, opposite, to 6" long, serrated margins. Often multi-trunked.
Published in Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 2: 8: 212 in 1885.
Native to China.
Introduced in 1879 by Charles Maries, having been discovered in 1869 by Jean Pierre Armand David, a Jesuit missionary.