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Hemiptelea davidii - (Hance.)Planch.

Common Name
Family Ulmaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hedges, loess banks, banks of soil and debris[109]. Hill slopes and trailsides, often planted when found around houses, at elevations below 2000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Korea.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Hemiptelea davidii


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Hemiptelea davidii
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Hemiptelea davidii is a deciduous Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 3. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy; Secondary; Hedge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil
Edible Uses: Oil  Tea

Young leaves - cooked. Mixed with rice dumplings[177]. The tender leaves make a good beverage[266].

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Medicinal Uses

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Demulcent  Diuretic  Febrifuge  Lenitive

Demulcent, diuretic, febrifuge, lenitive[178].

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Other Uses

Fibre  Hedge  Hedge  Oil  Wood

Plants are grown as a hedge in China[109]. The fibre from the bark is used for manufacturing staple rayon and sacks[266]. An oil is extracted from the seeds[266]. The report does not say if the oil is edible, nor does it give any uses. Wood - hard. It is used for making utensils[266].

Special Uses

Hedge  Hedge

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Cultivation details

Prefers a deep moist loamy soil, succeeding in acid and alkaline conditions[200]. Relatively shade tolerant[200]. Plants are probably resistant to Dutch Elm disease[200]. Plants can be hermaphrodite or monoecious.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - best harvested as soon as it is ripe but before it has fully dried on the plant and sown immediately in a cold frame. Stored seed requires stratification and should be sown as soon as possible[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. Seed can be stored cold and dry[200].

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Found In

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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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