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Cultural Details for Fontanesia philliraeoides var. fortunei

Common Name:
Fortune Fontanesia

Growth Rate:
3' per year

Average Mature Height:
12'

Average Mature Width:
6'

Flower Details:
Greenish white, occur in 1-2" panicles

Fruit Details:
Flat, oblong samara with winged margins, notched apex, 0.4" long

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Bamboo like

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
China. Introduced 1945.

Other Features:
Serviceable on difficult sites, could be used in tough highway and urban sites.

Culture and Care:
Tough to propagate

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 141

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu