Chinese Toon 'North Red'
Chinese Toon 'North Red'
Uses: Edible deciduous tree and/or hedge
Benefits: Able to be kept as a "vegetable" (edible shoot) producing hedge (instead of a tall tree) if consistently trimmed. Young leaves and shoots are edible, and rich in vitamins and minerals! Tree produces hard wood, which is perfect for furniture and guitar making! Extremely hardy and easy to take care of!
Zones: 5 - 9
Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 65'
Mature Width: 30'
Bloom Season: Spring into Summer
Harvest Season: Late Spring through Early Fall
Growth Rate: Rapid
Chinese Toon Care
Provide full to partial sun! Typically, the more sun Chinese Toon has, the faster it will grow. Too little light will cause growth issues.
Fertilization is suggested, especially if the soil is poor. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option. We recommend that fertilizations be applied in the spring.
Does best in soil that's moist, slightly acidic, and well draining. Does not thrive in dry soil!
Pruning and trimming are unnecessary, unless to keep the tree small and hedge-like for the purpose of harvesting shoots and leaves for food.
Water regularly, especially after planting prior to establishment. Attempt to keep soil moist, but not wet. It's suggested to place 2"-3" of mulch under this plant to help retain a light degree of ground moisture and to prevent the growth of weeds around the base.
Size of Chinese Toon for Sale Online
The Toona sinensis 'North Red' that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Chinese Toon When Mature
If unkept, Toona sinensis 'North Red' will often reach mature heights of 50'-65' and widths of 25'-30'. Many growers choose to trim and prune their Chinese Toon Trees early and often in order to maintain a smaller, hedge like plant which is often as small as 8' high and 5' wide.
What are the common names of Toona sinensis 'North Red'?
Beef and Onion Plant
Toxicity and Risks of Chinese Toon
We were unable to find any information that would suggest that Toona sinensis 'North Red' is toxic to either people and pets.
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