Symplocos paniculata : a new ornamental plant species Conference Paper uri icon


  • Symplocos paniculata is a widespread species in China with unique ornamental characteristics such as dark green evergreen leaves, fragrant creamy white flowers, sapphire-blue berries, and rough yellowish-brown and corky bark. It is easy to grow, drought and high soil salinity tolerant, and resistant to pests. Thus, it is considered a potential ornamental plant for urban landscapes. Recently, attention has been paid to the development and utilization of its fruit oil for bio-diesel production. However, little research-based information is available on its potential for ornamental use. This paper highlights the progress of the selection of novel cultivars and reviews the propagation techniques including seed propagation, cutting, grafting, and tissue culture. Such information plays a vital role in the development of this species for commercial production for the Green Industry.

published proceedings

  • Acta Horticulturae

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Chen, J., Li, P., Li, C., Jiang, L., & Niu, G.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Q||Sun, Y||Chen, J||Li, P||Li, C||Jiang, L||Niu, G

publication date

  • November 2017