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Securinega suffruticosa - (Pall.)Rehder.

Common Name
Family Euphorbiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets and grassy slopes in C. and S. Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Securinega suffruticosa


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Securinega suffruticosa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft). It is in flower from August to September, and the seeds ripen from September to October. 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), 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.

Synonyms

S. ramiflora. Pharnaceum suffruticosa. Xylophylla ramiflora.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit;  Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young budlings, dried and steeped in water[105]. (Does this refer to the leaf buds or the flower buds?) Fruit[105, 177]. No further details are given.

Medicinal Uses

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This plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs[218]. It is used in the treatment of contusions and nervous paralysis[218]. The plant contains securinine, this acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system - it is particularly useful in the treatment of facial paralysis and is also thought to be of value in the treatment of multiple sclerosis[218].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any rich loamy soil in a sunny position[1, 182]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but would suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. It should germinate freely in spring[K]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for 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, July/August in sand in a frame[1].

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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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