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|Nom commun||Chinese Coffee Tree, Soap Tree|
|Germination||Requires a deep rich well-drained moisture retentive soil and a sunny position.
A very ornamental plant, it is only hardy in the mildest areas of Britain tolerating temperatures down to about to -5øc. It rarely flowers in Britain, requiring more summer heat than it usually gets here. The tree has a light canopy so does not cast much shade and is therefore a good species for the top canopy of a woodland garden. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby. At least some members of this genus do not have these nitrogen-producing bacteria on the roots.
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