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Idesia polycarpa /Iigiri Tree

Idesia polycarpa  / Idesia polycarpa
Heart-shaped leaves with red stems
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Heart-shaped leaves with red stems

Summer foliage

Foliage showing red leaf stems


Prominent red petioles (leaf stems)

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Scientific Name: Idesia polycarpa
Common Name: Iigiri Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Male and female flowers on separate trees. The large, broad leaves turn golden yellow in fall and with their red stems make a bold statement in the autumn landscape. The leaves are reported to be edible.