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Tree of the Month - August 2015

Posted: July 30, 2015 at 14:03 pm Author: Dan Crowley

What is tree of the month?

Pterocarya x rehderiana (hybrid wingnut)

Hybrid wingnut

Why is it tree of the month?

This vigorous grower named after the great Taxonomist Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) is a hybrid between the Caucasian (P. fraxinifolia) and Chinese wingnuts (P. stenoptera). The fruit, hanging in racemes, is particularly showy at this time of year.

Where can I find it?

Our specimen at Pool Gate is quite probably one of the original hybrids, with offspring from this growing strong on Sir Georges Walk.