Category: Tree - Deciduous
Zones: 5 to 8
Size: To 80' tall and 50' wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Vase shape with low branches, become more ascending with age. Leaves alternate, rough texture, to 5" long, serrated. Orange to red-purple autumn color. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
'JFS-KW1' - City Sprite™ - PP#20996 - compact, semi-dwarf habit with short internodes. Selected from seedlings at a nursery in Canby, Oregon by Keith S. Warren. 24' tall and 18' wide.
Published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 17: 13 in 1903.
Basionym Corchorus serratus Thunb.
Native to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Kurile Islands.
Introduced in 1861.
RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.