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Coriaria myrtifolia - L.

Common Name Redoul
Family Coriariaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards This plant is very poisonous[1, 11], the poison having the same effect as alcoholic intoxication.[89].
Habitats Dry woods, hedges and rocky places[50, 89].
Range Europe - Mediterranean.
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Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Coriaria myrtifolia Redoul


Coriaria myrtifolia Redoul
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Coriaria myrtifolia is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.8 m (6ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly 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;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Dye  Ink  Insecticide  Tannin

A black dye and an ink is obtained from the leaves[11, 103]. The bark can also be used[89], both the bark and the leaves are rich in tannin[46, 61, 123]. A fly poison is made from the crushed fruits[103].

Special Uses

Nitrogen Fixer

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Cultivation details

Prefers a fairly good loamy soil in a sunny sheltered position[11, 200]. Succeeds in light shade[200]. Plants are hardy to about -5°c, succeeding outdoors in Britain from London and south-westwards[11, 200]. The stems are often cut back by winter cold but the plants usually resprout from the base. This new growth does not flower in its first year[182]. The roots of plants in this genus bear nitrogen-fixing nodules[218]. Whilst much of the nitrogen will be utilized by the growing plant, some of it will become available for other plants growing nearby[K].

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Propagation

Seed - sow February/March in a greenhouse[78]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c[164]. 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, 7cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Fair percentage[78].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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