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Ehretia dicksonii - Hance.

Common Name
Family Ehretiaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Warm rocky valleys in the warmer areas of C. and S. Japan[58]. In evergreen forests near the sea[275].
Range E. Asia - Japan and southern China.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ehretia dicksonii


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ehretia dicksonii is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 10 m (32ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Secondary; Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit[105, 177]. No further details. The fruit is about 2cm in diameter[200].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Wood.

Wood - light and tough. Used for carrying poles[46, 109].

Cultivation details

Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained sandy loam in a sunny position[200]. Requires a sheltered position[200]. Plants are shade tolerant in continental climates but they require more sun in maritime areas in order to ripen the wood[200]. Rich fertile soils tend to encourage soft sappy growth which is then subject to frost damage over winter[200]. Succeeds on chalky soils[200]. Mature plants are frost hardy, though young plants are often cut back by the frost[200]. The young growth in spring is also susceptible to frost-damage[K]. A tree was 6 metres tall at Kew in 1989[K]. This species closely resembles Ehretia macrophylla Wall. of the E. Himalaya, but the latter has the thin chartaceous, narrower leaves without scabrous on the upper surface and with sparse pubescent hairs on the lower surface, and smaller drupes, ca. 8 mm in diam[275]. The flowers, which are borne on the ripened wood of the previous season's growth, emit a powerful spicy fragrance[245].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing it as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in late winter or early spring. 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.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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