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Pimelea pauciflora - R.Br.

Common Name Poison Pimelea
Family Thymelaeaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Silurian areas[154].
Range Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Half Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Pimelea pauciflora Poison Pimelea


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Pimelea pauciflora Poison Pimelea

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pimelea pauciflora is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to June. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). . The plant is not self-fertile.
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 cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Fibre.

A fibre obtained from the stems is used as a tying material and for cordage[154, 156].

Cultivation details

Prefers a lime-free peaty well-drained loam[1, 200] in a sunny position[188]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, the plants usually require greenhouse protection but they could succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country. Rather slow growing[200]. Flowers are produced on the tips of the previous seasons growth. Plants may suffer from sudden die back[200]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in the autumn if this is possible, otherwise in early spring. 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. Give the plants some protection from the cold for at least their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame[200]. Softwood cuttings 5cm long in late spring[200].

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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