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Platycarya strobilacea - Siebold.&Zucc.

Common Name
Family Juglandaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets and woods from sea level to 1300 metres[109]. Mixed forests on mountain slopes, sometimes on limestone, at elevations of 400 - 2,200 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Korea.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Platycarya strobilacea


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Platycarya strobilacea is a deciduous Tree growing to 12 m (39ft) by 12 m (39ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from June to August. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Fortunaea chinensis. Petrophiloides strobilacea.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[177]. A famine food, only used when all else fails[179].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Dye  Fuel  Incense

A black dye is obtained from the fruits. It is used for dyeing cloth[46, 61, 109]. A black dye is obtained from the bark. It is used for dyeing nets[46, 61]. (It quite possibly contains tannin which will also help to preserve the nets[K].) The root is very fragrant when it is burnt. It is used in baths[178]. The wood is a good fuel[178].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a deep moist humus-rich loam and a sunny sheltered position[200]. Trees are hardy to about -12°c in Britain[200], but they are not usually a success in our climate[1], preferring a warm dry continental climate[200]. A tree in Hampshire is growing and fruiting well[11]. A tree at Kew flowered heavily in the hot summer of 1989[K].

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Propagation

The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires a period of cold stratification[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. Consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for at least their first winter outdoors. Layering[200].

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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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