Hardy Rubbertree

Eucommia ulmoides

This species is native to China, but is widely cultivated in North America as a cold-tolerant latex-producing tree. The trees can grow up to 20 m tall and are covered with a rough grayish-brown bark. This bark has been highly valued for its medicinal properties.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental and for shade, requires full sun to part shade.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing up to 20 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Presence in US:
DC NY VA