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Fabiana imbricata - Ruiz.&Pav.

Common Name Pichi
Family Solanaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - Chile.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Fabiana imbricata Pichi


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Fabiana imbricata is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft) by 2.5 m (8ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Cholagogue  Diuretic  Tonic  Urinary

The dried leaves and twigs are cholagogue, a valuable terebinthic diuretic and tonic[4].It is largely used in the treatment of acute urinary bladder catarrh, giving very favourable results where urinary irritation where irritation is caused by gravel[4]. It is contra-indicated where there is organic disease of the kidneys[4].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in a sunny position in a light well-drained soil[200]. Plants are not very hardy in Britain, growing best in areas that receive little or no frost[200]. The cultivar 'Violacea' is generally faster growing and is somewhat hardier than the type, tolerating temperatures down to about -5°c[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow in a well-drained sandy soil in the greenhouse[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. Greenwood cuttings, rooted with gentle bottom heat, summer in a cold frame[200].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

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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Ruiz.&Pav.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

Alejandro Ruete   Tue Jul 5 11:56:46 2005

I'm form Argentina, and I research about this plant. This plant distribution goes up to Chubut, at south of Argentina, as I know.

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