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Paliurus ramosissimus - (Lour.)Poir.

Common Name Ma Jia Zi
Family Rhamnaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Roadsides and riverbanks in W. Hupeh and Szechwan[109].
Range E. Asia - S. China.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Paliurus ramosissimus Ma Jia Zi


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Paliurus ramosissimus is a deciduous Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

P. aubletii. Benth.

Habitats

Hedge;  Hedge;  Sunny Edge;  Woodland Garden.

Roadsides and riverbanks in W. Hupeh and Szechwan[109].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Diuretic;  Tonic;  Vulnerary.

The leaves are applied as a poultice to ulcers and abscesses[178, 218]. The fruit is cooling and diuretic[178, 218]. The root is used in the treatment of sore throats, swellings and internal injuries[218]. The thorny branches and flowers are used in the treatment of thoracic congestion, abscesses and swellings[218]. The spines are said to benefit the uro-genital system and to increase virility in married men[178, 218]. The flowers are applied to running sores[178, 218].

Other Uses

Hair;  Hedge;  Hedge;  Wood.

The plants are used as a hedge in China[109]. The ashes of twigs are mixed with oil for a hairwash[178]. The hard timber can use for producing farm tools[266].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in an ordinary garden soil in full sun[200]. Prefers a limy soil[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame and moved into the greenhouse in February. Fair to good germination[78]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and overwinter them in the greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out in early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Root cuttings 4cm long, December in a greenhouse. Fair to good percentage[78]. Layering

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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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