Tree Information

Common Name: Chinese tallow

Scientific Name: Triadica sebifera

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 1222

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 101 in.

Height: 37 ft.

Crown: 31 ft.

Points: 146

Date Last Measured: 2017

Last Measured by: Renee Frith

Date First Measured: 2007


2021 update: This tree is no longer a national champion because its species is no longer eligible

Declared national champion in 2020. Tree is starting to show signs of decline (canopy thinning and tip dieback). Circumference measured at 2' above ground due to low branches.

R. Frith May-17

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Norfolk

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Land Owner: Norfolk Botonical Garden

GPS Coordinates: 36.906263, -76.199697

Directions: Norfolk Botanical Garden east of Baker Overlook in Discovery Grove.

Owner Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Road

Norfolk, VA 23518

Owner Phone: 757-441-5830

Contact Information

Contact Name: Mary Mantey

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd

Norfolk, VA 23518

Contact Phone: 757-441-5830

Contact Info: Mary phone extension: 455. Theresa Augustin, Director of Environmental Engagement and Outreach, Previously measured by Carmean in 2007 at 126 points.


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Theresa Augustin

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