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Leucothoe grayana - Maxim.

Common Name
Family Ericaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards The fruit is poisonous[178].
Habitats Moist ground[178]
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade
Leucothoe grayana


Leucothoe grayana

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Leucothoe grayana is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1.2 m (4ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

L. chlorantha. Gray. non DC. Eubotryoides grayana.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antipruritic  Parasiticide

Antipruritic[178].

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Other Uses

Parasiticide

A parasiticide is obtained from the plant (No details are given as to which part). It is also used in the treatment of itch and ringworm[178].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a lime-free well-drained humus-rich soil and some shade[1, 182]. Requires a moist peaty soil or a sandy loam with added leafmold[11]. Plants are tolerant of transplanting, which is best carried out in the autumn[200]. The flowers are produced on the current years growth[182]. A number of named forms have been developed in Japan for their ornamental value[182]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow late winter in a shady part of the greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination is variable. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade 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 - 10cm with a heel, August in a frame. Fair to good percentage[78]. Layering in autumn. Takes 12 months. Very high percentage[78].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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