(Plant heights are given at maturity)
Amur Maackia (Chinese Yellow Wood, Yellow Wood)
Deciduous tree native to China, Japan, Korea and Russia, members of
the Pea family, Leguminosae (aka Fabaceae).
The trees normally
reach about 45ft. in height (although they have been known to grow much
larger in their native environs). Maakia possesses fine compound
leaves rather like the Robinias that
are covered with a soft grey down
when they emerge in the spring, giving the tree a soft cloudlike
appearance. In the summer, small racemes of white blooms
appear. The wood is extremely hard and resistant to rot, making
it valuable for fences. New wood is tan in color, while heartwood has a
darker brown sheen. The trees are also valued as nitrogen
in the soil - unusual among trees.
Maakia is easily propagated by sowing seeds or by means of root
cuttings in the late fall or winter. Seed should be soaked for 24
hours prior to planting for best germination.
Young leaves are sometimes cooked and eaten.
Height: 45ft. Spread: 40ft. Hardy to -30F
|#B1z-2020 Bulk seed
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