Poliothyrsis sinensis

Poliothyrsis sinensis, commonly called Chinese pearl bloom, is a small deciduous tree that matures over time to 30-40’ tall and 15-25’ wide.

It is the sole species contained in the genus Poliothyrsis.

It is native to evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved mixed forests plus deciduous forests on mountain slopes.


Poliothyrsis sinensis is a rare small tree native to Central China, The plant has beautiful racemes of delicate white flowers in late summer.

On rooted plants, these flowers may be, followed by small seed capsules.

The leaves are bright green in summer, turning shades of yellow and bronze before they fall in autumn.

The Poliothyrsis sinensis can be a tricky plant to grow well in countries such as the UK and unusually cold or exposed areas.

It must be, protected from the winter cold, and late Spring frost.

The plant is, best grown in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun.

It can tolerate part shade. Established trees have drought tolerance.