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Is The Losu Tree Real? Everything You Need To Know

Have you recently seen the giant tree with big white cotton flowers? This tree is named the Losu Tree, which has made views startled!

Generally, the Losu Tree is a fake or mythical tree that only exists in Chinese Mythology. It is considered to grow in the center of the universe with different symbols with the source of knowledge and wisdom.

To know more about the Losu Tree deeply and how it has gone viral, keep this article with you!

What’s the Rarest Tree on Earth?

The Kings Kaikomako, aka Pennatia baylisiana is considered the rarest tree on the earth. Goats had almost finished these plants by eating, so the only one remained on a cliff, which was discovered in 1995.

As the tree is native to the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand, that’s how it has The Kings Kaikomako. Pennantia baylisiana is regarded as an endangered species, so the government of New Zealand is trying to restore them.

There are several rare plants in China, but Dawn Redwood (deciduous tree) and Cathaya (coniferous tree) come first.

However, if you ask for the rarest tree in the US, the answer will be Florida Torreya (Torreya taxifolia), which owns needle-like leaves and grows up to 50 feet tall.

Besides the above, here is the list of the top 10 rarest trees in the world.

Perrier's Baobab (Adansonia perrieri):20-30 mDeciduous tree with a swollen trunk and branches
Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)20-30 mEvergreen coniferous tree with long, narrow leaves and small cones
St Helena Gumwood (Commidendrum robustum)15-20 mEvergreen tree with gray bark and large, oval leaves
Honduras Rosewood (Dalbergia stevensonii)30-40 mEvergreen tree with dark brown wood and small, yellow flowers
Clanwilliam Cedar (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis)15-20 mEvergreen coniferous tree with red-brown bark and scale-like leaves
Loulu (Pritchardia lowreyana)10-15 mPalm tree with a single trunk and large, fan-shaped leaves
Saint Helena Olive (Nesiota elliptica)5-10 mEvergreen tree with smooth, gray bark and small, oval leaves
Wood's Cycad (Encephalartos woodii)1-2 mGymnosperm with a short trunk and large, fern-like leaves
Franklinia (Franklinia alatamaha)5-10 mDeciduous tree with smooth, gray bark and small, white flowers
Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana)30-50 mEvergreen coniferous tree with sharp, needle-like leaves and small cones

Is the Losu Tree in China Real or Fake?

These days, this tree is circulating all over the internet, and people have been confused about whether this is fake or true.

When the Facebook group and other social media, including Reedit and TikTok, jumped into sharing the tree image, the debate started.

Actually, the image of so-called Losu tree has flat green leaves along with big flowers that resemble snow before the traditional Chinese house.

People claim that the tree is also known as April snow, which blooms once a year in April. 

But the truth is that the viral image of the Losu tree is totally fake or AI-generated. 

Losu tree with white leaves
Image of the tree has been shared happily all over the internet.

In fact, the Losu tree is a fictional and mythical legendary tree.

According to Chinese mythology, this giant tree grows in the heart of the universe and is veiled with mysterious symbols as the source of knowledge and wisdom.

So, there are no supporting pieces of evidence that prove the Losu tree’s existence in real life.

From Editorial Team 

Losu tree look-alikes!

If you are sad about learning that the Losu tree is fake, don’t be!

You can still grow some look-alikes, including Dawn Redwood, Monkey Puzzle Tree, and Wollemi Pine. However, they are rarely available.