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Xanthoceras sorbifolium


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  • Category:Shrub
  • Hardiness Zone:4-7
  • Height:8-25 ft
  • Spread:10-25 ft

Yellowhorn is a deciduous shrub/small tree that loves sunny and warm locations. White flowers will bloom in the spring that will mature to a deep maroon color. Pea-sized seeds are edible to humans and have a sweeter taste much like a chestnut. Flowers and seeds attract both butterflies and birds. 

Border or Bed
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Mass Planting
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Xanthoceras sorbifolium

Plant in a sunny, warm, and dry location. Protect from frost and cold winds. Light pruning required to control size.