ALEURITES FORDII PDF

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Gardening Help Search. Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it grows best in slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained loams in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Aleurites fordii , commonly called tung oil tree or China wood oil tree, is a small, milky-juiced, monoecious, deciduous tree with a rounded crown that is native to moist forested areas and rainforest in subtropical China. This tree has been commercially grown in Florida for tung oil which is produced from the seeds for a variety of purposes including usage in paints, varnishes and wood finishes.

Tung oil production has slowed considerably today as synthetic resins take the place of this oil, resulting in the abandonment of many of the Florida groves. In areas where it is winter hardy, this tree has excellent ornamental features, providing early spring flowers before the foliage, large leaves and often good summer shade. Leaves are unlobed or lobed. Fruits ripen to brown in fall.

Soot from burned tung oil is a main ingredient lampblack in India ink. Genus name comes from the Greek word aleuron meaning floury in reference to the white flour-like dusting present on juvenile leaves. No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to dieback and canker. All parts of the tree are toxic to humans if ingested, and in particular the seeds.

Where winter hardy, they may be grown in the landscape as specimens or small shade trees. Spring flowers are ornamentally attractive. Missouri Botanical Garden. Butterfly House. Shaw Nature Reserve. Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Aleurites fordii. Back to Previous Page. More Images. Common Name: tung-oil tree. Family: Euphorbiaceae.

Native Range: Asia. Height: Spread: Bloom Time: February to March. Bloom Description: Reddish-white. Maintenance: Low. Garden locations. Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it grows best in slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained loams in full sun.

Noteworthy Characteristics Aleurites fordii , commonly called tung oil tree or China wood oil tree, is a small, milky-juiced, monoecious, deciduous tree with a rounded crown that is native to moist forested areas and rainforest in subtropical China. Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Garden Uses Where winter hardy, they may be grown in the landscape as specimens or small shade trees.

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The bark is smooth and thin, and bleeds latex if cut. The leaves are alternate, simple, 4. The flowers are 2. The flowers appear before or with the leaves in loose, terminal clusters.

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Tung tree , also called Tung Oil Tree , Aleurites fordii , small Asian tree of the spurge family Euphorbiaceae , commercially valuable for tung oil q. In the Orient tung oil was traditionally used for lighting, but it also has important modern industrial uses. The tung tree grows to a height of 7. It has large leaves, lobed or unlobed, attractive white flowers with reddish centres, and apple-sized globular fruit. The tung and its relatives, the candlenut tree Aleurites mo luccana , mu tree A.

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Gardening Help Search. Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it grows best in slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained loams in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Aleurites fordii , commonly called tung oil tree or China wood oil tree, is a small, milky-juiced, monoecious, deciduous tree with a rounded crown that is native to moist forested areas and rainforest in subtropical China. This tree has been commercially grown in Florida for tung oil which is produced from the seeds for a variety of purposes including usage in paints, varnishes and wood finishes.

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