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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The dried and powdered root is used in the preparation of a fermented liquor[1].

Unknown part

Material uses

Wood - tough, moderately hard. It could be used for making walking sticks[2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The plant has been used as an abortifacient and also in the treatment of skin complaints[3][4]. The juice f the plant is applied as a wash to treat skin diseases[5].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - cold stratify for 4 weeks at 4°c[6] and surface sow the seed in February/March in a greenhouse[7][8] (the pre-chilling might not be required for this species). Germination usually takes place within 3 - 4 weeks at 21°c[6]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Seedlings are inclined to damp off and so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated[7].

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[9][8]. Use short side-shoots[7]. Very high percentage[8].

Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 20cm long, October/November in a frame[10].

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Cultivation

Requires a sunny position, succeeding in most reasonably good soils so long as they are well-drained[11][9][12][10]. Prefers a rich loamy soil[9]. Plants are very tolerant of alkaline soils[10].

Of doubtful hardiness in most of Britain, it is likely to be damaged or killed by temperatures lower than 0°c[13]. However, one report says that it succeeds outdoors in southern Cornwall[11] whilst other reports say that it might be hardy on a south or south-west facing wall in the mildest areas of this country[9][14][12][15]. So long as the plant is well mulched it resprouts freely from the base if cut back by severe weather[10]. A very ornamental plant[11], the cut flowers last well in water[10]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[10]. Any pruning is best done after flowering[10]. An excellent plant for bees and butterflies.

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

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Buddleia asiatica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Buddleia asiatica
Genus
Buddleia
Family
Buddleiaceae
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
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
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
3 x 3 meters
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Gupta. B. L. Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur. Forest Research Institute Press (1945-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. (1986-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Medicinal Plants of Nepal Dept. of Medicinal Plants. Nepal. (1993-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.1 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.1 Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (1989-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.2 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.18.2 Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
  9. ? 9.09.19.29.39.4 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  10. ? 10.010.110.210.310.410.510.610.7 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  11. ? 11.011.111.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  12. ? 12.012.1 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  13. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. ISBN 0-330-37376-5 (1998-00-00)
  14. ? Taylor. J. The Milder Garden. Dent (1990-00-00)
  15. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
  16. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)

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