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Genus 'Kalopanax'

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Kalopanax pictus
Kalopanax pictus var. maximowiczii
Kalopanax septemlobus

Kalopanax pictus (Prickly Castor-oil Tree)

Kalopanax pictus

Native: Japan, east Russia, Korea, China

This tree resembles the Maple but has alternate leaves and stout yellow prickles on its branches and suckers. Usually much smaller in cultivation


Leaves are up to 18-25cm wide with five or seven lobes, generally cut about a third into the leaf, dark green above and down below when young.


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Small white flowers open in August and September in round clusters, grouped into a large head sometimes as much as 60cm across.


Kalopanax pictus

Fruit is tiny, about 0.5cm ripening black and falling in December.