Botanical description

A large shrub or small tree with spiny branches, glossy green leaves and small, yellow flowers followed by attractive red fruits.

Uses

Edible uses

Leaves

Material uses

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Seeds

Bark

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Lepidoptera

Zanthoxylum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including The Engrailed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seeds require stratification. Semi-ripe and root cuttings work, as do suckers, removed in late winter and planted into their permanent positions[13].

Seed

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in the autumn. Stored seed may requires up to 3 months cold stratification, though scarification may also help[13]. Sow stored seed in a cold frame as early in the year as possible. Germination should take place in late spring, though it might take another 12 months. 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 early summer.

Rooted cuttings

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August [Britain] in a frame[7]. Root cuttings, 3cm long, planted horizontally in pots in a greenhouse. Good percentage[14].


Cultivation

Prefers a good deep well-drained moisture retentive soil in full sun or semi-shade[15][16][17].

This species is closely related to Z. planispinum[17]. Flowers are formed on the old wood[6].

Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

Crops

Seeds

Harvest

Pick the fuits when the papery shells begin to split, showing the black seeds inside. Pick a whole head of fruits at a time, stems and all.

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Zanthoxylum armatum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Zanthoxylum armatum
Genus
Zanthoxylum
Family
Rutaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    4 x 4 metres
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    green
    Flower Type

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