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玉山假沙梨

The Taiwan Stranvaesia is one of a few red-leaved trees in Yushan National Park with leaves turning red before winter falling. The species blooms in spring and summer. Each of the small white flowers on inflorescence cone contains five round petals with cute appearance. More pleasant surprises are provided in fall and winter, because Taiwan Stranvaesia bears round fruits in bright red color. With red leaves, the combination adds a much passionate vibe in winter. The bright red color attracts birds and monkeys to eat the fruits, which also help reproduction by pollination. They provide one of the beautiful mountain sceneries in fall and common birds such as Formosan laughing thrush in Mt. Jade treat them as food. Because of the easy cultivation, the Taiwan Stranvaesia is also a common street tree for forest optimization at an altitude of medium and high altitude in Taiwan.