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Berchemia flavescens - (Wall. ex Roxb.)Brongn.

Common Name
Family Rhamnaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Wet shaded places in forested areas at elevations of 2000 - 3400 metres[272]. Often found in thickets or forests on slopes at elevations of 1200 - 4000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas in India, Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Berchemia flavescens


Berchemia flavescens

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Berchemia flavescens is a deciduous Climber growing to 5 m (16ft 5in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from May to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - eaten raw when fully ripe[272]. The sausage-shaped fruit is about 12mm long[11].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

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Cultivation details

Requires a good moist well-drained loam, succeeding in full sun if the soil does not dry out otherwise it is best in light shade[11, 200]. Suitable for growing along fences, against walls with wire supports or for growing through other shrubs[200]. Plants climb by means of twining around supports[182]. Flowers are produced on the current years growth[200]. It takes almost 12 months from flowering to ripening the fruit[266].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, November to January in a frame. Root cuttings in winter[200]. Layering of young stems in winter[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Berchemia lineata Climber4.0 7-10  LMSNM21 
Berchemia racemosa Climber12.0 5-9  LMSNM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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