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Xanthoceras

Grown as a food crop in China the Yellowhorn as it is otherwise known carry large brown seeds that are often pressed for their oil. The nuts can be roasted, boiled or dried to grind into flour, and have a taste similar to Macadamia or Sweet Chestnuts. The centres of the fragrant flowers fade from yellow to red as they develop and are traditionally boiled before eating.

full Sun / sheltered

june – july

well-drained, fertile