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Vitex cannabifolia - Siebold.&Zucc.

Common Name
Family Verbenaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hilly slopes and roadsides[147]. Mixed thickets on mountain slopes and along roadsides at elevations of 100 - 1100 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Western China.
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Vitex cannabifolia


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Vitex cannabifolia

 

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Summary

UPDATE 30/08/2011: This name is a synonym of Vitex negundo var. cannabifolia (Siebold & Zucc.) Hand.-Mazz.


Physical Characteristics

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Vitex cannabifolia is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is in leaf from June to October, in flower from September to October, and the seeds ripen from October to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antirheumatic  Astringent  Diaphoretic  Dysentery  Expectorant  Febrifuge  Malaria  Sedative


The roots, leaves and fruits are antirheumatic, astringent, diaphoretic, diaphoretic, febrifuge and sedative[147]. A decoction is used in the treatment of dysentery, enteritis, malaria, heat stroke and arthralgia[147].

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Other Uses

Charcoal  Fuel

Used for fuel and charcoal[178].

Special Uses

Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. It is seen as no more than a subspecies of Vitex negundo in some recent floras[266]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a light well-drained loamy soil in a warm sunny position sheltered from cold drying winds[49, 200]. Succeeds in dry soils. Intolerant of water-logging[202]. Flowers are produced at the ends of the current year's growth[202]. Any pruning is best carried out in the spring and should consist of cutting out dead wood and shortening last year's flowering branches[219].

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Propagation

Seed - sow March in a warm greenhouse. The seed does not need pre-treatment[113]. Germination is usually free and quick[113]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage[78]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November in a cold frame[113].

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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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