Fontanesia phillyreoides fortunei
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Common Name: Xue Liu
Fontanesia phillyreoides fortunei is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 3.00 metres tall.
An ornamental shrub, it is sometimes used as a hedge.
E. Asia - China.
Near gullies, by streams, or in woods; 0-800 m. Anhui, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Zhejiang[
An easily cultivated plant[
], it succeeds in any reasonably well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade[
This plant is recognised as a distinct species by some authorities, it then has the name F. fortunei Carr.[
The Chinese make fences around their compounds with interlaced branches of this plant. These branches take root and form a very graceful hedge[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a cold frame[
Cuttings of mature wood, late autumn to late winter in a sheltered outdoor bed root easily[
]. Fairly large branches can be used and placed direct into their final position to quickly produce a hedge[