Tree Names Starting With X

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This is the complete list of tree species starting with the letter X. As you can guess, there are not many trees on the list!

Let’s get right into it.

1. Xanthoceras

Scientific Name: Xanthoceras sorbifolium

Family: Sapindaceae

Native: Northern parts of China

Type: Deciduous

Xanthoceras is also known as the yellowhorn or golden horn.

This plant is a shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall. The leaves are alternate and pinnate, with 9 to 17 leaflets, each 3 to 6 cm long. The margin is sharply toothed.

The plant bears white flowers in erect panicles.

They are 2 to 3 cm in diameter and bloom in spring. The fruit is a leathery capsule, oval and 5 to 6 cm in diameter. It splits into three sections at maturity, releasing its seeds.

All parts of the tree, including its flowers, leaves, and seeds, are edible.

2. Xylosma (Genus)

Family: Salicaceae

Native: Tropics and Subtropics worldwide

Type: Evergreen

This genus of flowering plants contains around 100 species of shrubs and trees, commonly known as brushhollies or logwoods.

The leaves are alternate, simple, and finely toothed. They are about 2 to 10 cm long.

The flowers are small, yellow, and produced in racemes. The flowers are strongly scented. In some species, the wood may also be scented.

The fruit is a purplish-black berry, small in size to about 5 mm in diameter. The fruit has 2 to 8 seeds.

This plant is frequently used for hedges and topiaries by gardeners. Some species have edible fruits and medicinal extracts.

Bottom Line

While not many tree species’ names begin with X, we hope you found this guide useful.

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