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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves - cooked[1][2].

Leaves

Material uses

Used as a hedge[3].
There are no material uses listed for Celastrus orbiculatus.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The roots, stems and leaves are antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, depurative and tonic[4][5]. A decoction of the roots and stems is used internally whilst the crushed fresh leaves are used for external applications[4]. The plant is used in the treatment of paralysis, numbness of the four extremities, headache, toothache, spontaneous abscess formation and snake bites[4]. Many plants in this genus contain compounds of interest for their antitumour activity[5].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Climber

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - gather when ripe, store in dry sand and sow February in a warm greenhouse[6]. Three months cold stratification leads to a higher germination rate[7]. Remove the flesh of the fruit since this inhibits germination[7]. Germination rates are usually good[6]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[8]. Layering in August of the current seasons growth. Takes 12 months[6].

Root cuttings, 6mm thick 25mm long in December. Plant horizontally in pots in a frame[6].

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Cultivation

Prefers a deep loamy soil[9] but succeeds in most soils so long as they are not too shallow[10]. Succeeds in full or partial shade[8]. Plants flower more freely if their top-growth is in the sun[11]. Requires a humus-rich soil if it is to be at its best[12].

A very ornamental plant[9], it is hardy to about -25°c[13]. A rampant climber, it requires ample space and is best grown into an old tree[1, 200. It climbs by means of twining and also by the young stems having prickles[11]. Plants do not normally require pruning[12]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[13].

Plants are usually dioecious, in which case male and female plants must be grown if seed is required, but hermaphrodite forms are in cultivation[14][11][13].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Celastrus orbiculatus.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Celastrus orbiculatus
Genus
Celastrus
Family
Celastraceae
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
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
permanent 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
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    2. ? 2.02.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)
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    9. ? 9.09.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    10. ? Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Viking. ISBN 0-670-82929-3 (1990-00-00)
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    12. ? 12.012.1 Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (1983-00-00)
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    14. ? 14.014.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)

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