Toung, varnish tree, tung tree, tung oil tree, china wood oil tree. Species. Aleurites fordii Hemsl. [Euphorbiaceae]. Feed categories. Oil plants. Tung tree, also called Tung Oil Tree, (Aleurites fordii), small Asian tree of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae), commercially valuable for tung oil (q.v.), which is . 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.

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The plant contains the coumarinolignoid aleuritin and 5,6,7-trimethoxy coumarin. One report says that the plant is very tolerant of soil conditions[74].

Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List. Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Internet URLs are the best. This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists. Stratification, cold treatment or chemical treatment of seeds brings about more rapid and uniform germination.

There is no research on the effectiveness of glyphosate for tung tree control. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. The oil from the seed is poisonous[65]. Thank you for your feedback. It prefers moist soil. Vigorous but not succulent growth is the most cold resistant – trees are susceptible to cold injury aleuriges in active growth[]. Only 1 out of selected ‘mother’ tung trees will produce seedlings sufficiently uniform for commercial planting[].


Fruits mature and drop to ground in late September to early November. The oil is said to have aleurires properties[]. Plant out in early summer and give the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. QR Code What’s this?

I’m looking for information on how to kill the tree. The leaves and seeds contain a toxic saponin[].

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Average life of trees in United States is 30 years. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Cut down larger trees. Tung oil tree is listed as a Category II invasive species, but has not yet altered Florida plant communities to such an extent to be ranked a Category I invasive.

Hulled seed may be planted dry, but soaking in water for 5 – 7 days hastens germination.

Tung treealso called Tung Oil TreeAleurites fordiismall Asian tree of the spurge family Euphorbiaceaecommercially valuable for tung oil q. Aleurited from burned tung oil is a main ingredient lampblack in India ink.

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Florida Invasive Plant Education. This plant flowers before it produces its leaves. If possible, removal should occur before seeds are produced. For more information about QR Codes click here. Keeler, Wildland Weeds, Winter9 1: Thank You for Your Contribution! Vouchered specimens have been reported in Northern and Central Florida. We are currently updating this section.

Aleurites fordii

A distinguishing characteristic of tung oil tree are the presence of two red glands at the apices of the petiole. Asia – Central and Western China.

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Trees require – hours in winter with temperatures 7. Trees are not very cold hardy outdoors in Britain[]. Contour-planting on high rolling land escapes frost damage. The plant is self-fertile. Foridi winter hardy, they may be grown in the landscape as specimens or small shade trees. However, it is not advisable to eat large quantities of food that contain saponins.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Susceptible to dieback and canker. Most successful budding is done in late August, by the simple shield method, requiring piece of budstock bark, including a bud, that will fit into a cut in the rootstock bar[].

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The species is monoecious individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and is pollinated by Bees. Tung oil tree is able to grow in a wide array of environmental conditions, making it a successful, but slow invasive.

Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it grows best in slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained loams in full sun.