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Hardy Rubber Tree

Hardy Rubber Tree
The hardy rubber tree is a low-maintenance tree that is popular for providing shade and can survive in various environments. The hardy rubber tree can be found just west of Sheep Meadow and near the East 72nd Street entrance.

Common Name: Hardy Rubber Tree

Scientific Name: Eucommia ulmoides

Origin: China

Family: Eucommiaceae

Size: 40' - 60' tall, 30' - 50' wide

Form: Round

Culture: Prefers full sun; thrives in urban landscapes


Glossy, dark green, alternate, simple


Brown, inconspicuous


1" - 3", oval, inside a waxy wing


Gray-brown, ridged