Pterocarya macroptrea var insignis Caucasian Wingnut

Description: A large, hardy, deciduous tree with bronze coloured new shoots maturing to pinnate green foliage. Flowers and fruit hang in wondrously long catkins up to 70cm.

History: Introduced from China in 1908 by E.H. Wilson and others more recently.

Pterocarya Growing Tips: Tolerant of most soils, but best in moist well-drained soil in full sun.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 7m x 4m


  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Replacement prune
  • Fruit for wildlife

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