Chinese Flowering Chestnut/Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium) 文冠果
Flower images see link: http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/xanthoceras-sorbifolium-yellowhorn
Beautiful flowering small deciduous tree with edible nuts! Native in China. Aromatic. Very hardy. Nuts have high oil contain can be for press for cooking oil. Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun location. Large amount of white flowers with yellow/orange/red center in late spring to early summer. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Follow by large seed pods with seeds which are mature in fall. Seeds can be roasted and eaten as snack. Mature size:10′-12′(H) X 6′-8′(W). Excellent for small to medium garden! USDA Zones:4-9. Propagate by seeds or cuttings.
How to grow them from seeds:
Day one– clean seeds and soak seeds for 24 hours. Day two– plant the seeds, slightly cover seeds with soil or without cover soil. In partial shade location indoors and keep soil with slightly high moisture. Day nine– seeds start to germinate.
美麗的小型開花樹能結可食性堅果. 原生於中國大陸. 有香味. 非常強健. 含有高油份的種子可用於榨取食用油. 容易栽種. 最好栽種於全日照處. 春末到初夏開滿小朵的白花,近花心帶著黃/橘/紅色,繁花似錦. 花吸引蜂蝶. 花後結大果莢. 果莢於秋天成熟開裂. 種子能烤熟後食用. 成熟株高10-12呎,寬幅6-8呎. 很適合小中型花園種植! 耐寒也耐熱. 以種子或扦插方式來繁殖.
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