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Hablitzia tamnoides - M.Bieb.

Common Name Caucasian spinach
Family Amaranthaceae
USDA hardiness 3-9
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Mesic woodland habitats especially spruce and beech woods in its native environment, among rocks and in ravines and along rivers.
Range Origin: The Caucasus, the border of Europe and Asia
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Hablitzia tamnoides Caucasian spinach


Hablitzia tamnoides Caucasian spinach

 

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Summary

A very hardy vigorous semi shade loving edible herbaceous perennial climbing plant with mild spinach type leaves.


Physical Characteristics

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Hablitzia tamnoides is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 3 m (9ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. The flowers are pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

None Known

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible greens and shoots raw or cooked. Mild edible leaves similar to those of the related spinach. Add leaves to a salad. Leaves also used in soups, pies, pizza, indian and oriental food. Young shoots can be eaten.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Originally introduced to gardens in Finland, Sweden and Norway as an attractive climbing ornamental.

Cultivation details

A woodland climber. Plant in a spot that gets sun for half the day ideally. Plants can tolerate sun for up to two thirds of the day. Will die back in the winter. Plants need something to climb on for example a bamboo trellis.

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Propagation

Seed. Germinate at very low temperatures in early spring. Seeds need to be stratified. Cild moist treatment improves germination. Division in autumn

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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