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Aleurites montana


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Deep fertile soil

Features: Clusters of white flowers in spring

Uses: Seed oil

Zones: 9-12

Description: Native to southern China, this deciduous species is rather similar to Aleurites fordii but the leaves are 3 to 5-lobed with narrow spaces between the lobes, and the flowers are white with less red in the center. Fast-growing but short-lived and eas

Growth Habit: Central trunk with tiered branches

Comments: Fast growing; short lived

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