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Machilus thunbergii/Tabu-No-Ki Tree

Machilus thunbergii / Machilus thunbergii
Up-close image of foliage that resembles holly foliage
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Up-close image of foliage that resembles holly foliage

Large mature tree

Young trees as a street tree

Foliage and next year's growth buds

Canopy on a mature specimen

Foliage clustered on terminal shoots

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Close-up image of terminal shoot

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Scientific Name: Machilus thunbergii
Common Name: Tabu-No-Ki Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Use as a street or park tree. In the Orient it is highly valued for timber, medicines and dyes.