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Tung Oil Tree Aleurites fordii

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
al-eh-yoo-REE-teez FOR-dee-eye
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Deciduous tree; leaves alternate, simple, long-stalked, heart-shaped; flowers pale pink to white, with 5-7 petals in large clusters; fruits large, globular, with 3-7 seeds

Found in: Landscape, as cultivated, ornamental, small tree

(Flowers resemble Hibiscus syriacus).

Cultivars:
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#white#pink#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#poisonous#white flowers#pink flowers#showy#tree#flowering#flowering tree
Cultivars:
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#white#pink#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#poisonous#white flowers#pink flowers#showy#tree#flowering#flowering tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aleurites
    Species:
    fordii
    Family:
    Euphorbiaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are large, globular, with 3-7 seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are pale pink to white, with 5-7 petals in large clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate, simple, long-stalked, and heart-shaped.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Problems:
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! Poison part: All parts, but mainly the seeds Poisonous if ingested. Symptoms may include severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, slowed breathing, and poor reflexes; may be fatal.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Glycoside and phytotoxin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems