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Requires a deep humus-rich moist but not boggy soil. Dislikes limey soils, preferring peaty conditions. Prefers a position with some shade, at least from the midday sun. Another report says that it prefers a sunny sheltered position. Hardy to about -20°c. Resents root disturbance, plants should be put in their permanent positions as soon as possible. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame or in an outdoor seedbed if there is sufficient seed. Stored seed is best soaked for 3 days in warm water and then given 3 - 5 months warm stratification followed by 3 months cold stratification at 5°c, it can take 18 months to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in early summer. Cuttings of short side branches, 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. One report says it is best to keep the cuttings growing through the winter if possible whilst another says they should be allowed to become dormant once they have rooted. Layering.
E. Asia - C. and S. Japan.
Young leaves - cooked.
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