Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Emmenopterys henryi - Chinese Emmenopterys
Relatively rare in cultivation in the USA, and still rarer still to bloom with white flowers in panicles about 6” high and 8” wide with individual flowers a little less than an inch wide. The flowers are reminiscent of Pinckneya pubens.  Clean, large opposite leaves feature attractive red petioles. Our two trees rest under a high canopy pine forest and enjoys a moist well drained soil. Both trees have grown vigorously and sport attractive ridged light-colored bark that is quite striking.