Trewia nudiflora - mallotus nudiflora- nudiflorus
False White Teak
This rare find deciduous woody tree that grows long and pointed leaves that begin life fuzzy, accented by long pendulous flowers that bloom against the backdrop of smooth grey bark, Sensitive to drought but tolerates shade. A fast grower!
This plant makes a most interesting deck plant and grows well as a container plant for several years if pruned and shaped, for the home or greenhouse, in addition to being a specimen plant.
Treat as a tropical that cannot tolerate frost.
1. Native to India and parts of Africa
2. Hardy outdoors in zones 9+
3. Male and female flowers are borne on separate trees
4. Flowers from December to March for winter interest