name botanical:Eucommia ulmoides
other name:Gutta Percha
height:up to 20 m (66 ft)
The leaf is oval, pointed with strong leaf veins, which are offset from one another. The petiole is short, the leaf margin is serrated and the leaf arrangement is alternate.
flowering:April - May
Schizocarp: winged nutlets (samaras)
The branches are light brown and the buds are red-brown, globose with a small tip. The buds protrude and below the bud is a leaf scar.
bark:The bark is light brown and furrowed slightly.
root:shallow-rooting, highly branched
soil:drained, deep soils
ph value:slightly acidic to alkaline