Young leaves - cooked. Mixed with rice dumplings
The tender leaves make a good beverage
Plants are grown as a hedge in China
The fibre from the bark is used for manufacturing staple rayon and sacks.
An oil is extracted from the seeds. The report does not say if the oil is edible, nor does it give any uses.
Wood - hard. It is used for making utensils
Demulcent, diuretic, febrifuge, lenitive
Canopy or Secondary canopy
Seed - best harvested as soon as it is ripe but before it has fully dried on the plant and sown immediately in a cold frame. Stored seed requires stratification and should be sown as soon as possible
. 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. Seed can be stored cold and dry
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Prefers a deep moist loamy soil, succeeding in acid and alkaline conditions
. Relatively shade tolerant
Plants are probably resistant to Dutch Elm disease.
Plants can be hermaphrodite or monoecious.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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? 1.01.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
? 2.02.12.22.184.108.40.206 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
? 3.03.1 Wilson. E. H. Plantae Wilsonae. ()
? 4.04.1 Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre ()
? 5.05.15.25.35.45.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
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