(syn. Evodia daniellii, Euodia daniellii ) Rutaceae
Korean Evodia, Bee Bee Tree
- Deciduous tree, to 30(50) ft [9(15) m] tall, similar width, rounded habit. Bark smooth, gray. Leaves opposite, pinnately compound, 22-38 cm long, 5-11 leaflets, each 5 to 12 cm long, ovate to oblong-ovate, glossy dark green above, paler below. Flowers small (3-4 mm), white with tinges of yellow or pink, in flattish clusters, 10-16 cm wide, bloom mid- to late-summer. Fruit a pod, about 8 mm long, 2-seeded, seeds small (to 4 mm), ovoid, and shiny black; the seed size and shape apparently the origin of the common name, Beebee Tree.
- Sun. Best in well-drained, moist, acid soil, not fussy about soil pH.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native to Korea and northern China.
- daniellii: after William Freeman Daniell (1818-1865), British army surgeon.