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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit[1][2]. No further details. The fruit is about 2cm in diameter[3].

Fruit

Material uses

Wood - light and tough. Used for carrying poles[4][5].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Ehretia dicksonii.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing it as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in late winter or early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the 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.

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Cultivation

Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained sandy loam in a sunny position[3]. Requires a sheltered position[3]. Plants are shade tolerant in continental climates but they require more sun in maritime areas in order to ripen the wood[3]. Rich fertile soils tend to encourage soft sappy growth which is then subject to frost damage over winter[3]. Succeeds on chalky soils[3].

Mature plants are frost hardy, though young plants are often cut back by the frost[3]. The young growth in spring is also susceptible to frost-damage[K]. A tree was 6 metres tall at Kew in 1989[K]. This species closely resembles Ehretia macrophylla Wall. of the E. Himalaya, but the latter has the thin chartaceous, narrower leaves without scabrous on the upper surface and with sparse pubescent hairs on the lower surface, and smaller drupes, ca. 8 mm in diam[6].

The flowers, which are borne on the ripened wood of the previous season's growth, emit a powerful spicy fragrance[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Ehretia dicksonii. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Ehretia dicksonii.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Ehretia dicksonii
Genus
Ehretia
Family
Ehretiaceae
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
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
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











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.53.63.73.8 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Wilson. E. H. Plantae Wilsonae. ()
    6. ? www.foj.info Flora of Japan ()
    7. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
    8. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-11
    9. ? Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)