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Catalogue A# 0097-083
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 15" W

Xanthoceras sorbifolium

Family: Sapindaceae

Common name: Yellowhorn

Origin: Central China

Location: Sensory Garden-Bed 20-SE top of steps

Number in accession: 1

Curator's note: Specimen attracts lots of attention by landscapers

This 19 inch Yellowhorn Deciduous provides overall benefits of: $92 every year.

​Xanthoceras sorbifolium, commonly called yellowhorn, is a deciduous, flowering tree (20-25' tall) or multi-stemmed shrub (8-10' tall) which is a native of China. Features lustrous, compound green leaves with 9-17 leaflets which persist late into the fall and five petaled, 1 inch diameter, star-shaped, white flowers with yellow or red centers which appear in terminal racemes in May. Flowers are followed by 2.5" green fruits which superficially resemble buckeyes. May be somewhat difficult to find in commerce.


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers loamy soil. Very adaptable plant with tolerance for a wide range of growing conditions, including partial shade, damp soils or some drought.

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​Common Name: yellowhorn  
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Sapindaceae
Native Range: Northern China
Zone: 4 to 7
Height: 8.00 to 25.00 feet
Spread: 10.00 to 25.00 feet
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: White with red or yellow center
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Drought

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