Firmiana simplex /Chinese Parasol Tree

Firmiana simplex  / Firmiana simplex
Tree in full flower on Louisiana State University campus
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Scientific Name: Firmiana simplex
Common Name: Chinese Parasol Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Flower color: Green, Yellow, Orange
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Some drought tolerance is exhibited by this species. It has large, coarse textured leaves, smooth, green bark and yellow autumn color. Its name, Chinese parasol tree, comes from open seed pods; which open to look like an upside down parasols.