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Berchemia racemosa - Siebold.&Zucc.

Common Name
Family Rhamnaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets in low mountains[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Berchemia racemosa


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Berchemia racemosa is a deciduous Climber growing to 12 m (39ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) 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 Dappled Shade; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit  Leaves
Edible Uses: Tea

Fruit[177]. The ripe fruit is eaten[183]. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter[200]. Leaves - cooked and used as a vegetable[105, 177, 183]. The leaves are a tea substitute[177, 183].

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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]. Plants are hardy to about -15°c[200]. Plants climb by means of twining around supports[182]. They are useful for covering walls, fences and tree stumps[188]. The fruit takes about one year to ripen[275]. It is only produced in Britain after a hot summer[182, 219]. Plants do not normally require pruning[219].

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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 flavescens Climber5.0 4-8  LMHSNM20 
Berchemia lineata Climber4.0 7-10  LMSNM21 

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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