Plant of the Week

Xanthoceras sorbifolium, commonly known as shiny leaf yellowhorn, golden horn, or Chinese flowering chestnut, is an unusual and beautiful medium-to-large shrub. Its leaves are pinnate, with many leaflets along a central stem, like those of the mountain ash. It has white flowers, which form panicles – loose, branching clusters. When they first open, these flowers have a yellow eye which turns red as the flower ages. The plant will grow in most fertile soils but prefers some shelter. A native of northern China, it was introduced to cultivation in 1866.

Xanthoceras sorbifolium
Xanthoceras sorbifolium
Xanthoceras sorbifolium
Xanthoceras sorbifolium
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