Used in traditionally Chinese medicine for centuries, all parts of this handsome, fast growing tree have show significant ability to treat certain forms of cancer & it’s currently being researched for applications in HIV/AIDS treatment.
A large (to 40’) well-shaped deciduous tree, “Happy Tree” is native to China & Tibet & often used in Japan as a shade tree.
Attractive, large, lush rich green leaves with deep veining are oval shaped, tapering to a point. In Summer, it bears small, creamy white flowers in rounded heads followed by curious fruit. Grows super fast in warm humid zones. Grow in sun & humus-rich soil. Doesn’t like to dry out.
Genus - Camptotheca
Species - Acuminata
Common name - Happy Tree
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 10 - 11
Height - 20 m
Plant type - Medium Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Water requirements - Average Water
Germination rate - 65%
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
|Germination||1. Soak in water for 24 hours.|
2. Cold stratify for 30 days in moist vermiculite or sterile soil in airtight ziplock bag.
3. Sow seed on surface and cover 2-3 mm with soil, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Germinate in warm and bright room.