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Sale jack tree flowers

Sinojackia rehderiana (Jack tree)

$29.00
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The snowdrop-like flowers and smaller-statured head are what bring Jack tree into the limelight.

Jack tree is certainly an uncommon small tree. Have you ever seen it before? We'd like to see more of it in gardens and landscapes because it is a tough and beautiful addition to the vast line-up of trees that thrive in the Southeast (our clay and climate may be tough, but our plant pallet is awesome!). I live in the Southeast, so my thoughts are geo-centric to this region, but it's cold hardy down to zone 6a.

It's not too picky about soils, but it must have an acid pH and be watered regularly until its roots penetrate the surrounding soil. After the delicate establishment period, we've found it to be quite drought AND heat tolerant in Zone 8a. We read it's heat tolerant down to zone 10b, but have not directly seen that for ourselves. We'd love to know about more about heat tolerance, so send or post a note.

Jack tree is a member of the Styracacea family. That means Sinojackia rehderiana is related to Styrax and Halesia trees. If you know those trees, you can envision this tree covered in similar-but-different flowers. The pictures show these flowers and how they appear at the same time the leaves are coming out (the floral display is by no means diminished by this trait).

Have you noticed how 1-2 year old stems on Halesia have a fine layer of outer bark that peels of in threads? Sinojackia does that too! It's lovely.

Fall color is usually a bright yellow. I say usually because the yellow was gorgeous in 2017, but in 2018 it was "meh" for Jack tree and most plants in our area.

We offer multi-stemmed on single-stemmed options; both grown in 1-gallon containers. Leave us a note on your order if you have a particular preference.

  • small flowering tree ideal for smaller spaces
  • shade tree for smaller homes/buildings/patios/driveways where a giant tree is not desired
  • three season interest with white flowers in spring and clean/healthy leaves for shade in summer and yellow fall color
  • climate challenges: drought tolerant (but keep it consistently moist the first year to help it get established) and heat tolerant
Common Name
Jack tree
Other Names
n/a
USDA Hardiness Zones
6a-9b
Size
small
Class
flowering tree
Shape
oval
Height
20-25'
Width
15-20'
Growth Rate
average
Flower Color
white
Showy Flower?
yes
Flower Season
spring
Leaf Colors
  • Summer: medium green
  • Fall: yellow
Fall Leaf Color Quality
good
Ornamental Bark?
no
Bark Feature
smooth gray
Native to USA?
no
Native To
China
Soil Moisture Requirements
average garden
Soil pH Requirements
acid
Light Requirements
full sun, part shade
To Make It Thrive
Make sure it has acid soil pH and a well-drained soil.
Plant Patent
n/a
I've never heard of this before. Will it do well in the Southeast?
Yes, it loves the heat and is cold tolerant to zone 6.

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