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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - cooked[1][2]. They are parboiled, then dried and used as a winter vegetable[3].

The leaves are used as a condiment[3].

The dried leaves are a tea substitute[2][3].

Unknown part

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Eleutherococcus divaricatus.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Eleutherococcus divaricatus.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame[4]. It can be slow to germinate. Stored seed requires 6 months warm followed by 3 months cold stratification[5] and can be very slow to germinate[6]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for at least the first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[5][4]. Cuttings of ripe wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 30cm long in a cold frame[7]. Root cuttings in late winter[4].

Division of suckers in the dormant season[4].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in an open loamy soil[8], preferring a well-drained humus-rich soil in full sun[4]. Tolerates poor soils and atmospheric pollution[4].

Plants are hardy to at least -10 to -15°c if they are sheltered from cold winds[4].

A spineless form, Eleutherococcus divaricatus inermis (Nakai) H. Ohashi, has been reported[9].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Eleutherococcus divaricatus. 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 Eleutherococcus divaricatus.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Eleutherococcus divaricatus
Genus
Eleutherococcus
Family
Araliaceae
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
6
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
    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. ? 2.02.12.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.54.64.7 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
    6. ? Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 1. Thompson and Morgan. (1987-00-00)
    7. ? Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (1995-00-00)
    8. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    9. ? www.foj.info Flora of Japan ()
    10. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-11
    11. ? Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)