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Cyathodes fasciculata - (G.Forst.)Allan.

Common Name
Family Epacridaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forest and scrub from the coast to the lower montane zone on North and South Islands, south to latitude 44°s[44, 173].
Range New Zealand.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade
Cyathodes fasciculata


Cyathodes fasciculata

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cyathodes fasciculata is an evergreen Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft 1in) at a slow rate.It is in leaf all year. 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: mildly acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). 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 - a sweet mealy flesh. Sweet and juicy according to another report[173].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a moist well-drained lime-free humus rich soil in a sheltered site in partial or dappled shade[11, 164, 200]. Plants are very susceptible to drought[200]. A good rock garden plant. Slow growing[11]. This plant is not very hardy in Britain though it might succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country. Plants grow best in areas with moderate winters and cool moist summers[200]. Plants have very fine root systems and great care must be taken when transplanting them[157].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in ericaceous soil, February/March in a cold frame[164]. Do not exclude light[164]. Germination can take place within 1 - 2 months at 18°c but often takes 3 - 5 years[200]. Scarification will reduce the germination time and 2 or 3 periods of 4 - 6 weeks cold stratification alternated with 4 weeks warm stratification can also help[175]. Perhaps sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe would also be beneficial[K].The seedlings can be very slow to form roots and need to be potted up with great care[200]. Grow them on in a greenhouse for at least two years before planting them out in late spring or early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[188]. Neither easy nor reliable[200]. Air layering[200].

Other Names

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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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Readers comment

Dave Head   Wed Oct 31 2007

New Zealnd Maori name: mingimingi has many uses especially for womans health-pregancy.

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