Tetradium daniellii
Common name: 
Korean Evodia
Beebee Tree
Pronunciation: 
tet-ra-DE-um dan-i-EL-e-i
Family: 
Rutaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Evodia daniellii,
Euodia daniellii
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, to 30(50) ft [9(15) m] tall, similar width, rounded habit.  Bark smooth, gray.  Leaves opposite, pinnately compound, 22-38 cm long, 5-11 leaflets, each 5 to 12 cm long, ovate to oblong-ovate, glossy dark green above, paler below.  Flowers small (3-4 mm), white with tinges of yellow or pink, in flattish clusters, 10-16 cm wide, bloom mid- to late-summer.  Fruit a pod, about 8 mm long, 2-seeded, seeds small (to 4 mm), ovoid, and shiny black; the seed size and shape apparently the origin of the common name, Beebee Tree.
  • Sun.  Best in well-drained, moist, acid soil, not fussy about soil pH.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Native to Korea and northern China.
  • daniellii: after William Freeman Daniell (1818-1865), British army surgeon.
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