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chinaberry trees
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The chinaberry tree was introduced into the United States in the middle 1800s, brought from Asia. The tree is widely used in domestic gardens for its ornamental appearance.

It can reach a height of 50 feet and a width of 2 feet. The twigs are a glossy greenish brown with light dots. The chinaberry tree’s wood is soft and white. Its flowers bloom with five pinkish lavender through to white petals, and are very fragrant. It produces yellow berries in the winter.