The Chinese Parasol Tree has truly enormous club-shaped leaves which make it perfect for use as a shade tree. The deciduous Chinese Parasol tree can quickly grow several feet per year to provide a thick blanket of shade anywhere in very little time. Songbirds and other wildlife often seek shelter under the parasol's leaves when danger or rain is approaching. Also known as the Umbrella Tree, the Chinese Parasol Tree blocks a large percentage of rain and sunlight alike from reaching the forest floor.
• The spectacular yellow fall-coloring of the leaves of the Chinese Parasol (Chinese Umbrella) Tree appear during the Fall season. The leaves of the Chinese Parasol are huge and provide shelter from rain for wildlife animals, and the tree can sometimes grow to 6 ft. in height in just one year. The noble foliage of the Chinese Parasol Tree produces leaves one foot by one foot and are shaped like maple leaves that turn bright yellow in the Fall. In The Orient, the Chinese Parasol Tree is used widely as a street tree. The Chinese Parasol (Chinese Umbrella) Tree is fast-growing, and has an exciting tropical appearance.
Fast Growing Chinese Parasol