Fontanesia phillyreoides fortunei
Herb: Xue Liu
Latin name: Fontanesia phillyreoides fortunei
Synonyms: Fontanesia fortunei
Family: Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of Xue Liu:Near gullies, by streams, or in woods, 0-800 m. Anhui, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Zhejiang.
Other uses of the herb:The Chinese make fences around their compounds with interlaced branches of this plant. These branches take root and form a very graceful hedge.
Propagation of Xue Liu: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, July/August in a cold frame. Cuttings of mature wood, November to February 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.
Cultivation of the herb:Near gullies, by streams, or in woods, 0-800 m. Anhui, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Zhejiang.
Medicinal use of Xue Liu:None known
Known hazards of Fontanesia phillyreoides fortunei:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.