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Sapium sebiferum
Synonyms: Triadica sebifera

Common Name(s): Chinese tallowtree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Noxious weed:FL, PR
Growing Days: 150 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 14° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Clayey peat to sandy alluvial soils
Soil Drainage: Semi-Poor
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Withstands a few degrees of frost, but unrippened twigs might be damaged.
Environ. - shelter, Fuel - petroleum sub., Weed - , Environ. - shade/shelt, Material - wax, Food - oil/fat
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate, tropical-wet and dry, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
China, Eastern Asia, Australia
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