Altingia (Hamamelidaceae) BSWJ11756


Forming a small well branched shapely tree or large shrub in the wild, clothed in dark green broadly elliptic finely serrated leaves a distinct parchment texture. Where this Hamamelis relative still retains the large globose pitted seed capsules when we collected the seed in a remote area of northern Vietnam in the autumn of 2006. Best grown in shelter from freezing winds in a moisture retentive drained soil in either sun or part shade, protect from frost.

Altingia poilanei