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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The oil obtained from the seed is edible if it is refined[1][2][3][4]. It is said to be equal in quality to olive oil[5]. The leaves are mixed with tea to give it a pleasant aroma[5][4].

Seed

Oil

Leaves

Tea

Material uses

A non-drying oil is obtained from the seed - used as a hair-dressing and textile oil[1][6][7][8]. A green dye is obtained from the pink or red petals[9]. A decoction of the plant (could this refer to the oil in the seed??) is used as a soap substitute for washing oily clothes[10]. Plants can be used as a hedge. The cultivar 'Onigoromo' has been especially mentioned for this purpose[11].

Petals

Dye

Seed

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Demulcent, expectorant[10].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - can be sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse[12]. Stored seed should be pre-soaked for 24 hours in warm water and the hard covering around the micropyle should be filed down to leave a thin covering[13][12][14]. It usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 23°c[14]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions when they are more than 15cm tall and give them some protection from winter cold for their first year or three outdoors[K]. Cuttings of almost ripe wood, 10 - 15cm with a heel, August/September in a shaded frame. A high percentage take, but they are slow to root[13]. Cuttings of firm wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, end of June in a frame[15][13]. Keep in a cool greenhouse for the first year[15]. Leaf-bud cuttings, July/August in a frame.

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Cultivation

Prefers a woodland soil but thrives in a warm open well-drained loam if leafmould is added[16][15][17]. A calcifuge plant, preferring a pH between 5 and 7[15][17]. Dislikes cold winds[15]. Prefers the partial shade of a light woodland[17], growing well in a woodland clearing[18]. Many cultivars tolerate full sun, in fact one report says that the species flowers better in a sunny position[19] and another that the plant prefers a hot sunny position[11]. Plants are hardy to about -10°c[20]. Another report says that this species is very cold hardy if it is sheltered from cold winds[15]. Prefers a wet summer and a cool but not very frosty dry winter[17]. Another report says that the plant requires hot summers if it is to do well[21]. Plants are not very self-compatible, self-fertilized flowers produce few seeds and these are of low viability[17]. A very ornamental plant[16], it is closely allied to C. oleifera[15]. The cultivar 'Narumi-gata' (which is sometimes mistakenly called C. oleifera) is a very reliable shrub in Britain[15]. Plants resent root disturbance and are best planted out into their final positions whilst still young. This species is cultivated in Asia for the oil in its seed, there are many named varieties mostly developed for their ornamental value[19]. The flowers have a delicate sweet perfume[22].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Camellia sasanqua.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Camellia sasanqua
Genus
Camellia
Family
Theaceae
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
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
    3 x 1.5
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    Hedge

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.3 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (32202/01/01)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (32202/01/01)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Brouk. B. Plants Consumed by Man. Academic Press ISBN 0-12-136450-x (32202/01/01)
    4. ? 4.04.14.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (32202/01/01)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (32202/01/01)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (32202/01/01)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Hill. A. F. Economic Botany. The Maple Press (32202/01/01)
    8. ? 8.08.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (32202/01/01)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. ISBN 0-02-544950-8 (32202/01/01)
    10. ? 10.010.110.210.3 Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre ()
    11. ? 11.011.111.2 Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (32202/01/01)
    12. ? 12.012.1 Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (32202/01/01)
    13. ? 13.013.113.2 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (32202/01/01)
    14. ? 14.014.1 Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (32202/01/01)
    15. ? 15.015.115.215.315.415.515.615.715.8 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (32202/01/01)
    16. ? 16.016.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (32202/01/01)
    17. ? 17.017.117.217.317.417.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
    18. ? Taylor. J. The Milder Garden. Dent (32202/01/01)
    19. ? 19.019.1 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (32202/01/01)
    20. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (32202/01/01)
    21. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. ISBN 0-330-37376-5 (32202/01/01)
    22. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (32202/01/01)
    23. ? Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (32202/01/01)


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