Octobers plant of the month is…

Rehderodendron macrocarpum

A member of the Styracaceae family and grown for its autumn interest. This small deciduous tree has good autumn colour on its finely serrated leaves and produces bright red to cream coloured pendant fruits.

Macrocarpum translate to mean large (macro) carpel or large seed bearing structure.

Found on Emei Shan west china in 1931 and introduced in 1934.