The glossy green foliage of Eucommia ulmoides
The glossy green foliage of Eucommia ulmoides
Rubber tree
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Eucommia ulmoides

Rubber Tree

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

If you were to pull apart the green glossy leaves of this tree you would see fine strands of rubber latex connecting the wound. This tree was introduced from China in the late 1800s and remains a rareity in the UK, confined to plant collectors or public arboretums. Eucommia ulmoides does well on most free draining fertile soils and forms a broadly pyramidal crown at maturity.

It is best in full sun but is fully hardy down to about -20 degrees Celsius once mature. Its flower and seed are inconsequential but its lustrous foliage display in the summer months make it a majestic tree for planting on estates and parkland.

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Broad, Pyramidal,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.