There are not many trees about which you can say “I’ve eaten that”. This delicious deciduous tree is known for its vertical stems bearing almost florescent pink new growth! The 1-2 foot long leaves with pointed oblong leaflets emerge in many tones of red and bright pink, and then slowly turn to green with age. It typically grows 15-20 feet tall but often is cut to the ground to maintain an interesting and colorful lower planting. On older wood the spring-blooming white flowers hang on long clusters below the foliage but we have not seen this happen on our older specimen planting. This tree should be planted in full sun to light shade and watered regularly. It is best cut to the ground every few years or trim down alternate stems to maintain size within the garden. This plant spreads by rhizomes so be prepared to dig runners to prevent spread or plant inside a root barrier. This plant is native to eastern and southeastern Asia, from North Korea south through most of eastern, central and southwestern China to Nepal, northeastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and western Indonesia. The name for the genus comes from the Indian common name for the plant but it has long been known in the horticultural trade as Cedrela sinensis with common names Chinese Mahogany, Chinese Toon, or Red Toon. In China the young leaves and shoots are used as a vegetable called Hsiang Chun Ya (Xiang Chun Ya ) and it is also known there as a "tree vegetable". We sell this remarkable tree in 5 gallon containers.