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Gynatrix pulchella - (Willd.)Alef.

Common Name Hemp Bush
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats River banks and in valleys[154].
Range Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania.
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Gynatrix pulchella Hemp Bush


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Gynatrix pulchella Hemp Bush

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Gynatrix pulchella is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft 2in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower in July. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). . The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Plagianthus pulchellus. Sida pulchella.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Fibre.

A fibre obtained from the bark is soft, glossy and long. It is used for tying, as a coarse string etc[154].

Cultivation details

Thrives in a deep well-drained humus-rich fertile soil in a sunny position[182, 200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain but it succeeds outdoors in the milder areas of the country[182]. It can be fast growing in really mild districts[182]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in early spring in a greenhouse. It usually germinates freely[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, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[1, 200]. Layering[200].

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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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(Willd.)Alef.

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