Fruit - raw. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter with a thin sweetish flesh
Wood - heavy, soft, close-grained, brittle
. It produces a fine grade of charcoal
The bitter principles in the bark and leaves can be used as an astringent
Seed - best surface sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Stored seed should be soaked for 5 - 6 days in warm water and then surface sown in a shady position in a greenhouse
. Do not allow the compost to become dry. 6 weeks cold stratification helps
. The seed usually germinates well in 2 - 3 months at 20°c
. Seedlings are prone to damp off
, they are best transplanted to individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and should be kept well ventilated. Grow them on in a greenhouse for their first winter and then plant out in late spring after the last expected frosts[K].
Basal cuttings in late winter.
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, November/December in a frame. Poor percentage.
Layering of young wood - can take 2 years
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Requires a lime-free nutrient-rich well-drained moisture-retentive soil in sun or semi-shade and shelter from cold drying winds, especially when young
. Succeeds in dry soils
Plants are hardy to about -15°c.
A slow-growing tree
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