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Aleurites fordii

Classification

Order: Euphorbiales
   Family: Euphorbiaceae
            Genus: Aleurites
                        Specie: Aleurites fordii

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 25 ft (8 m)

Cultivation: Deep fertile soil

Features: Clusters of white flowers in spring

Uses: Seed oil

Zones: 8-11

Description: Native to southwestern China and the hills of Indochina and Myanmar, this tree has been cultivated for centuries in southern China for its valuable seed oil, known as tung oil, oil tong, or China wood oil. It is an excellent drying oil, that is, it harden

Growth Habit: Compact crown

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