Gold and silver is a small deciduous tree, which generates shrub -shaped in often clusters. The shape of the plant is perfect, and it can reach 6 meters high. The flowers are excellent honey sources. Small branches are hollow, single leaves are raw; leaves are ovate -oval to lanceolate; Flowers are paired with axillary, and the two lip -shaped corolla. When the flowers bloomed, it was white, and then it became yellow, so it was named “gold and silver wood”. The berry spherical is bright red. From May to June, the fruit maturity period is from August to October. Gold and silver is one of the most common tree species in garden greening. It is often planted by clusters, hillside, forest margin, roadside or building surrounding fruits. Old piles can be made for pots. Gold and silver are different from honeysuckle. The former is wooden and the latter is herbal plants.
There are five stamens (flower medicine+filaments) flowers in gold and silver, neat or incomplete, corolla, tubular or wheel, sometimes 2 lip shapes, crown and caulus tube 5 or 4 cracks; It is often a bracts; the lower position of the sub -room, five stamens; the inflorescence changes large, most of which are giving birth to gangs, wheel umbrellas or 2 flowers.
The fruits of gold and silver are mostly sowed and reproduced, which cannot be used for consumption. According to Liu Zhonghua, an associate professor at the School of Biological College of Beijing Forestry University, there are more than 40 kinds of wild fruits on the mountains in Beijing in autumn, including more than 20 kinds of jujube, children fist, hawthorn, persimmon, sand fruit, mountain grapes, chestnuts, halo hazels; in addition More than 20 fruits such as wolfberry, gold and silver, white magnolia and other fruits are sour and should not be eaten. Some also cause adverse reactions such as dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea. “Many wild fruits, such as gold and silver, are red and gorgeous, especially beautiful, but they cannot be eaten.” Liu Zhonghua reminded the general public that it should not be confused by the beautiful appearance of wild fruit to prevent the toxic wild fruit.
Gold and silver, strong sex, happy light, semi -yin, drought resistance, cold resistance. Hi wet, fertile and deep soil. Management is extensive, with few pests and insect pests.
Landscape use: Gold and silver flower and fruit are beautiful and have high ornamental value. In spring, you can enjoy flowers and smelling flowers, and autumn is considerable. In the late spring and early summer, it blossoms, and gold and silver are reflected, and the entire plant is like a beautiful large flower ball. The flowers are elegant and aromatic, attracting bee flying butterflies, so gold and silver are also excellent honey -source tree species. In the golden autumn season, it is loved to be full of red fruits, and it also provides food for the birds. In the garden, gold and silver clusters are often planted in lawns, hillsides, forest margins, roadside or embellishment around the building. The gold and silver trees are strong, the branches and leaves are full, and the flowers are fragrant in early summer.