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Adenostoma fasciculatum - Hook.&Arn.

Common Name Greasewood
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Poor depleted soils and dry hot slopes in the Chaparrel in Mexico[181]. Dense thickets among the coastal hills of California[200].
Range South-western N. America - California to Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Adenostoma fasciculatum Greasewood


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Adenostoma fasciculatum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from May to June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Antirheumatic;  Disinfectant.

A decoction of the leaves and branches has been applied externally in the treatment of rheumatism and as a wash for infected, sore or swollen parts of the body[257].

Other Uses

Adhesive;  Basketry;  Disinfectant;  Fuel;  Lighting;  Soil stabilization.

The wood has been used in basketry[257]. A gum from the plant has been used as a glue[257]. Plants have an extensive spreading root system that helps to bind the soil together. They are planted on slopes and other fragile soils for the prevention of soil erosion[181]. Large roots burn well and have been used for firewood[257]. Branches have been tied together then burnt for use as a torch[257].

Cultivation details

Requires a sheltered sunny position in a well-drained soil[182, 200] and protection from cold winds[200]. Plants are not very hardy in Britain and do not withstand exposure to prolonged winter frosts though they succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country[182, 200]. In colder areas they are best grown against a south or south-west facing wall[200]. The leaves are resinous and catch fire easily[181]. They have a pleasant aroma[200].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow the plants on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse or cold frame, planting them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings could be tried in August of half-ripe wood, preferably with a heel, in a frame. Layering.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Hook.&Arn.

Botanical References

200

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