Korean evodia Rutaceae Tetradium
daniellii (Benn.) T.G. Hartley symbol: TEDA
Leaf: Opposite, pinnately compound, 7 to 14 inches long, 7 to 11 ovate to oblong, entire leaflets (each up to 4 inches long), shiny dark green above, paler and initially hairy below.
Flower: Small (1/4 inch), white with yellow anthers, in 3 to 6 inch branched clusters at the ends of twigs, fragrant, appearing in mid to late summer, quite abundant and conspicuous, very attractive to bees.
Fruit: Red to nearly black beaked capsules (1/4 inch) in large somewhat showy clusters, shiny black seeds inside, fruits ripen in late summer and persist through mid-winter.
Twig: Medium to stout, somewhat angled, large heart-shaped leaf scar, small light brown buds sit nearly on top of leaf scar.
Bark: Smooth gray at all ages, lenticels are more prominent on young stems, older bark may have very shallow vertical furrows, in general the bark is similar to beech.
Form: A medium sized tree up to 50 feet in height, broadly spreading crown on a short trunk.
Looks like: Amur corktree - white ash - yellowwood
Additional Range Information: Tetradium daniellii is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links: USDA Plants Database - Horticulture Information
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson