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Plagianthus regius - (Poit.)Hochr.

Common Name
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Lowland forests on North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands[44].
Range New Zealand.
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Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Plagianthus regius


Plagianthus regius

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Plagianthus regius is a deciduous Tree growing to 18 m (59ft 1in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower in May. 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 cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

P. betulinus. A.Cunn.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy; Secondary;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Fibre  Raffia

A fibre obtained from the inner bark is used for making ropes, twine etc. It is a substitute for raffia[46, 61, 128].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Thrives in a deep well-drained humus-rich fertile soil in a sunny position[200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain but it succeeds outdoors in the milder areas of the country[182]. The hardiness of the tree depends upon its provenance in its native habitat[11]. Plants often self-sow in Cornwall[59]. A very ornamental plant[1]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in early spring in a greenhouse. It usually germinates freely[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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[1, 200]. Layering[200].

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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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Readers comment

Andrew Holmes   Fri Sep 12 2008

There is a fine specimun growing in branklyn Garden in Perth above the Tay that is around 6m high Hardiness seems better than reported and i am trying one in Pitlochry. We`ll see if it survives the next winter. Andrew Holmes

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