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Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana - (C.Schneid.)Koidz.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats High mountains, N. Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana


Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

S. beauverdiana. Schneid.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea

The leaves are a tea substitute[177, 183].

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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

Tolerates most soils[200], but prefers a good loamy soil, abundant moisture and full sunlight[11, 200]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[11].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if possible. It is likely to require stratification before it germinates, so stored seed should be sown in a cold frame as early in the year as you receive it. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a light sandy soil a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 15cm long, October/November in an outdoor frame[200]. Another report says that September is a good time to do this[11]. Division of suckers in early spring[200]. They can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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Kimmo L. Kolkka   Sat Aug 26 2006

Grown in Finland as well.Ought to be white flowering.A shrub,with pink/reddish flowers has been called often as Spiraea "densiflora"Nutt.ex Rydb..Sp.beauverdiana is a synonyme for Sp.betulifolia var.aemiliana.Low,- 0,3 m.This group of Sp betulifolia is very interesting and still confused.

kimmo.kolkka@elisanet.fi   Sat Aug 26 2006

Referring a question of Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana,please lookat:http://www.mtt.fi/english/research/plants/fine_plants.html#LUMIKKI

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