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Persea gammieana - (King. ex Hook.f.)Kosterm.

Common Name
Family Lauraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests, 1500 - 2400 metres[146]. Broadleaved forests at elevations of 2000 - 2600 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas in Sikkim and Nepal.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Persea gammieana


Persea gammieana

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Persea gammieana is an evergreen Tree growing to 15 m (49ft 3in). It is in leaf all year. 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 Secondary; Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

References   More on Edible Uses

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Wood

Wood - moderately hard, even grained. Used for planking, tea boxes etc[146].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be in this country, though judging by its native range it is unlikely to succeed in any but the very mildest areas of the country.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first 2 winters. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer and give some protection from winter cold for their first winter or two outdoors.

Other Names

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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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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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(King. ex Hook.f.)Kosterm.

Botanical References

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