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Pterostyrax corymbosa - Siebold.&Zucc.

Common Name Epaulette Tree
Family Styracaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets around 1300 metres in Kiangsi[109]. Damp shaded areas along streams in forests at elevations of 400 - 1600 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Pterostyrax corymbosa Epaulette Tree


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Pterostyrax corymbosa Epaulette Tree

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pterostyrax corymbosa is a deciduous Tree growing to 12 m (39ft 4in) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Halesia corymbosa. (Sieb.&Zucc.)Nichols.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked. A famine food, it is 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

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a good loamy soil and a sunny position[1]. Requires a deep acid soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. A fast-growing tree[200]. Often confused with P. hispida[1]. Flowers are most abundantly produced on wood that was well-ripened the previous summer[200]. 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 a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at 5°c[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in the late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Layering[200].

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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

luke   Wed May 10 2006

wondering about utility uses, durability in ground or exposed

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