Kirkia acuminata is a fairly hardy, medium-sized, deciduous tree. It has silvery-grey bark with vertical streaks on which silvery-white lichens grow - a striking feature of this tree.
Gorgeous feathery leaves turn this tree into a beautiful spectacle of red and yellow in autumn.
The small lax heads of greenish-cream flowers are borne from October to December.
The swollen roots are full of water which is used in time of drought.
A beautiful tree for warmer gardens. It makes a lovely specimen plant, but the root system can cause damage to paving, pools and walls. Plant in sun or semi-shade. In colder gardens, plant in an area out of the wind and protect from frost when young.
Size: 6 to 15 m