The location is Zu Mountain, Hebei Province, China. It is zone 6. The species or sub-species is listed as Vulnerable.
This post was edited by jujujojo on Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 11:35
They are very beautiful trees when flowering.
I like the rocky mountains too.
Thanks for posting.
Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on Sun, Sep 22, 13 at 20:15
Thanks bottan, I assume they grow well at your place.
Great pictures! I planted a small seedling three years ago that perished. I'm not sure what did it in, but it immediately went into a funk after planting and I moved it the next spring. It continued to sulk and died a slow death. I got another one this summer and planted in a more protected/shaded site, but this will be my last try (famous last words). They're marginally hardy here, but I'm optimistic this one will stay put. :)
Posted by basic Z4a (My Page) on Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 11:59
How interesting? It seems yours did not survive well.
Could we ask those who have success to share their experience?
I know it is claimed that these can thrive on not just acid but neutral and alkaline soil. They prefer organic matters. They need moist retention but quickly draining soil. They can handle shade or partial shade. They naturally grow in sheltered areas, such as a valley, against a large rock, etc.
It is also said that they thrived wonderfully in a zone-4/5 botanical garden in Finland.
Have you put yours in? I need to buy one too. I am in Zone 6b.
May I invite Smivies to come here and comment on his experience?
Great pic! It looks like a whole grove of them things
Smivies come at odd time only.
Thanks, it is always great to see plants in the native habitats.
Smivies, you might have missed this post. If you have no experience or missed it on purpose, then no problem.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢Posted by basic Z4a (My Page) on Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 11:59
How is yours doing?
Do you keep yours indoors?
This is the park last October (October 2013):
basic(Z4a) , do you grow these?
Juju, are you referring to M. Sieboldii? I've got mine growing in a narrow strip between a garage (east) and large spruce trees to the west and north. It gets 3-4 hours of direct sun and another 1-2 hours of part or filtered sun. It's still very small, but survived the winter of 2013-'14, which was nasty, and no problems noted from this winter. This is about the most protected site I could find, and it seems to be settling in nicely. I'll submit pics when it flowers. :)