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Chinese Mahogany - Toona sinensis

Toona sinensis is a wide-growing tree with edible leaves and shoot tips

Chinese Mahogany - Toona sinensis


Article number: 2173752


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Product information "Chinese Mahogany - Toona sinensis"

When you think about the origin of the name of the Chinese mahogany tree, you will probably get off track. Of course, Toona sinensis originates from Asia and soon one comes to the thought that this shrub could form fruits. But far from it: the leaves and young shoots are used in China and other Asian countries; they taste very spicy and are very nutritious and healthy thanks to their high protein and vitamins content. The leaves and sprouts can be stewed briefly or cooked in a sauce. And it really tastes great!
But now enough of my enthusiasm for special food and more information on the plant: the Chinese toon, another name for the plant, grows to a height up to 8 m in our region; in its natural habitat it reaches up to 40 m high. The width the tree reaches about 5 m. The leaves are slightly reddish, but rapidly change to a rich green. In June and July, long, (up to 50 cm) white flowers appear, from which capsule-like fruits develop, which stay on the plant until the winter.

This tree should be planted in a sunny spot, in a sheltered location. It loves humus, nutritious soil. This plant is heat-tolerant, resistant to urban climate and is very robust, but when it is young it should be given mild winter protection in the form of a foliage layer over the root area.
Toona sinensis does not require pruning, however it can be regularly thinned out. In its native country, the plants are regularly peeled, as the shoot tips are harvested (for the above-mentioned vegetables...). This does not bother the tree, but it can a little dampen the broad, spreading growth. The harvest can be carried out from the second year onwards, once the plant has established itself sufficiently.
Growth: Has a wide habit
Final size: 8 m high and 5 m wide
Flowers: White, June and July
Leaves: Green, edible
Good for: Stimulating testosterone production and digestion, improving insulin secretion
Contents: Lots of vitamin A in the leaves, protein
Use: As a solitary plant
Speciality: Young leaves for spinach and vegetables; the bark is for tea
  • Flowering Period June, July
  • Final height 7.5m to 10m
  • Final width 180cm to 2m
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • Use as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green

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Aug 10, 2019

availability (ilana kali)

When is the toona sinensis available to buy please?

Aug 13, 2019

availability (Lubera)

Hi Ilana Kali, hopefully in spring 2020! Best regards from Switzerland

May 27, 2019

prune to smaller height (ilana kali)

I have a small allotment plot so am limited for space. Can I prune to a smaller size of 8ft/2.4metre spread to about 6-7ft/1.8 - 2.1m?

Jun 13, 2019

prune to smaller height (Lubera)

Hi Ilana Kali, if you prune it every year you can keep them smaler. Best regards from Switzerland

Mar 28, 2018

Is this the type of tree that the leaves are eatable? (Mary)

hi there - do you know if this is the species where the tree leaves are eatable? thanks, Mary

Aug 3, 2016

Leaf falling down (Sh Wang)

Dear Sirs, I have received the Chinese Maghogny on 15 July and planted in my garden in UK on 16 July. In the beginning it grows well and I have added fertilizer and water regularly; however the leaves of the tree starts to fall off. Is it normal or can you please advise why ? Many thanks Wang

Aug 4, 2016

Leaf falling down (Sonja Dreher)


The Toona sin. does not need so much water and fertilizer. The roots will start rotting from too much watering.
I think this overdose was a little too much.
Do you have it in a pot or is it planted in the garden?
In the garden it is even less necessary to give much water and fertilizer.

kind regards
Your Lubera Team

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