Tetradium Daniellii or Honey Tree is a species of tree native to the mountains of northern China. It is very appreciated for its generous fragrant flowering, but above all very melliferous, composed of creamy white panicles. This deciduous tree can reach 10 to 20 meters in height and 5 to 6 meters in width. It forms a wide crown of spreading branches.
Tetradium Daniellii blooms from late spring to late summer, depending on the climate. It is made up of many corymbs of small, creamy white or pale yellow, very fragrant flowers. These flowers are unisexual and have 4 or 5 petals and the same number of stamens as the male flowers. The female flowers are surrounded by nectar discs that attract bees and provide them with enough nectar to last through the winter. Flowering is followed in autumn by clusters of small, pointed-beaked red capsules, containing shiny black seeds coveted by birds.
The foliage of Honey Tree is opposite and odd-pinnate. It is 15-40 cm long and consists of 5-11 oval leaflets, pointed at both ends, with a wavy margin. The leaflets are about 5 to 18 cm long and 3 to 10 cm wide. The leaf blade is dark green and glossy above, velvety and glaucous below. It contains glands that give it a pitted appearance and a slight aroma when crumpled. The foliage turns yellow before falling in the fall.
Tetradium Daniellii is a hardy tree that withstands temperatures down to -25°C. It is planted in the sun or in partial shade, in ordinary, cool and well-drained soil. It is fairly drought tolerant once established. It can be planted alone or in a group, in a large garden or park. It fits well in an exotic setting or in a free hedge.
Honey Tree does not require much maintenance. All you need to do is provide it with compost or decomposed manure in the spring and fall, and water it regularly in times of drought. It is not susceptible to disease or insect pests. Pruning is not essential, but can be done in winter or early spring to eliminate dead or troublesome branches, and to maintain a harmonious shape. Avoid pruning during flowering so as not to deprive the bees of nectar.
- Common name : Honey tree - Bee-bee tree
- Family : Rutaceae
- Category : tree
- Spread : 5 to 6 m
- Foliage : deciduous
- Color of flowers : creamy white, very fragrant
- Use : isolated, shrubbery
- Soil : drained well
- Habit : spread out
- Earth to use : Universal humus
- Enemies : Nothing to report
- Possible diseases : Resistant to disease
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