Sinowilsonia henryi Hemsl.

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

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'Sinowilsonia henryi' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sinowilsonia/sinowilsonia-henryi/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

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

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    'Sinowilsonia henryi' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sinowilsonia/sinowilsonia-henryi/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

    A deciduous shrub or small tree, occasionally 25 ft high and upwards in China. Leaves broadly elliptic to obovate, 3 to 6 in. long, 212 to 412 in. wide, rather like those of a lime, but short-stalked, strongly veined beneath, and covered there with starry hairs (like the young shoots), the margins set with bristle-like teeth. Flowers greenish, in slender, terminal, pendulous racemes 9 in. long. Fruits very downy, egg-shaped capsules, 13 to 12 in. long, stalkless, and arranged on long slender spikes.

    Native of central and western China, common in N.W. Hupeh, where it inhabits the banks of mountain streams at 3,000 to 4,000 ft; introduced by Wilson for the Arnold Arboretum in 1908. It is of botanical interest but of little ornamental value, the flowers having no great beauty.