For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Incorporate plenty of oganic matter such as well-rotted manure in the planting hole when planting. Cut back any dead, diseased or branches in summer.
Native of W. China.
Newly exposed bark is the cleanest and brightest of all. The temptation to strip off bark artificially to reveal the brilliance below should be resisted. Peeling off bark prematurely will result in a longer period of time before the tree is ready to exfoliate again.
A deciduous tree 10 to 15 metres high; bark of trunk shining brown, ultimately peeling. Leaves lance-shaped, rounded or wedge-shaped at the base, long and slenderly pointed.
Described from specimens collected by the Abbé Delavay in Yunnan; introduced by Wilson in 1908 from western Szechwan and again by Forrest in 1913 from Yunnan.
Have to find now. Suggest specialists such as Yamina.