Sageretia paucicostata Maxim.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Sageretia paucicostata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sageretia/sageretia-paucicostata/). Accessed 2022-05-28.

Genus

Other taxa in genus

    Glossary

    alternate
    Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
    axillary
    Situated in an axil.
    drupe
    A fleshy dehiscent or indehiscent fruit with one to several seeds each enclosed in a hard endocarp (the stone).
    glabrous
    Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
    midrib
    midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
    ovate
    Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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    Credits

    Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

    Recommended citation
    'Sageretia paucicostata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sageretia/sageretia-paucicostata/). Accessed 2022-05-28.

    A freely branching deciduous shrub up to 10 ft high; young shoots long and slender, glabrous, grooved, pale grey, armed with short, stiff, spine-tipped, axillary, leafy branches. Leaves alternate, elliptical to ovate, pointed, tapered at the base, minutely toothed, 12 to 2 in. long, 14 to 34 in. wide, glabrous, veins prominent beneath, one to three each side the midrib; stalk 18 to 14 in. long, very slender. Flowers stalkless, very small and white, ranging from solitary to forming terminal leafy panicles 1 to 3 in. long, and opening in May. Fruit a subglobose, black drupe, 16 in. wide.

    Native of N. China and in cultivation at Kew since before 1919. It is very hardy. The specific name refers to the few veins of the leaf as compared with those of other species.