Fringe Tree (Linociera) 李欖
Hardy small flowering tree or shrub. Easy to grow in full sun or partial shade location in well drained soil. It is suitable for small garden. Many white, very fragrant flowers bloom in spring but only American fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus)flowers with fragrance not the Chinese fringe tree (Chionanthus retusus). Female plant with fruit when pollinated by male plant. Fruit ripe in fall from green turn purple-black, usually enjoyed by birds and other wildlife. The plant is either male or female, rarely same tree with both. Fruit is edible when pickled as olives. Young leaves can be picked and used as tea leaves for drinks. Fruit with seeds which have high oil content, can be used for oil press. Mature size:12′-20′(H/W). USDA Zones: 4-9. Propagate by seeds, grafting (on Ash)or layering. Medicinal.
李欖是春天開白色香花的小型樹或灌木. 強健易栽種,全日照或半日照,土壤排水要佳. 很適合小型花園. 春開白色流蘇般細長花瓣的香花,但流蘇樹只有北美的流蘇樹的花有香味,中國流蘇樹的花是無香味的. 流蘇樹通常是雌雄異株,很少是雌雄同株的. 雌樹開花授粉後結的果實會由綠於秋天時成熟轉紫黑色. 果實通常被鳥類及其他野生動物享用. 但是人也可以食用,通常當作橄欖醃漬後食用.嫩葉可採收後當作茶葉用來泡茶. 果實含子的含油量高可以用來榨油. 成熟株高/寬幅為12-20呎. 非常耐寒也還算耐熱. 繁殖方式多以種子,嫁接(以梣樹當砧木)也可以壓條的方式來進行. 藥用.