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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii

Tung Oil Tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flowers are small and attractive with 5 white petals with streaks of red or purple in the throat, several inches across when open. Tung oil, also called China wood oil or nut oil, has traditionally been used in lamps in China. In modern times, it is used as an ingredient in paint, varnish, and caulk.


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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/vernicia_fordii.htm