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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The peeled branches and twigs have been used to make a tea[1]. The new growth of young twigs has been peeled, boiled thoroughly then fried and eaten[1].

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Hydrangea arborescens.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Seven barks was used by the North American Indians as a remedy for kidney and bladder stones and is still used for these purposes in modern herbalism[2]. It is considered to both encourage the expulsion of stones and to help dissolve those that remain[2].

The roots are anthelmintic, cathartic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic and tonic[3][4][5][6][7][8]. They are used in the treatment of kidney stones, mucous irritations of the bladder, cystitis, nephritis, enlarged prostate and bronchial afflictions[7][8][2]. Excessive doses can cause dizziness and bronchial congestion[8]. The fresh roots are very succulent and can be easily cut, when dry they become very tough and resistant[3]. They are harvested in the autumn and it is best to cut them into short sections before drying them[3][2]. The scraped bark is used as a poultice on wounds, burns, sore muscles, sprains etc[7]. The bark is chewed in the treatment of stomach and heart ailments[7].

The leaves are cathartic, diuretic, sialagogue and tonic[3].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse in spring[9]. Cover the pot with paper until the seed germinates[10]. 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, 8cm long, July/August in a frame. Overwinter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring[10]. Thick growths make the best cuttings, but these should be placed in individual pots[10]. Good percentage[9]. Cuttings of mature wood in late autumn in a frame[11]. Mound layering in spring. Takes 12 months[10]. Division of suckers in late winter[9]. They can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.

Leaf-bud cuttings of the current seasons growth in a frame[11].

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Cultivation

Tolerates most soils[11], thriving in a well-drained loamy soil[12], but resenting dryness at the roots[13][11]. Requires partial shade[13]. Does well on very acid soils with a pH around 4.5[11]. In frosty areas it is best to site the plant in a position shaded from the early morning sun[8].

A good bee plant[14]. The flowers are sweetly scented[15]. Plants are best left unpruned[16]. Another report says that the previous year's flowering shoots should be cut back in early spring[8].

This species is notably susceptible to honey fungus[11].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Hydrangea arborescens.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Hydrangea arborescens
Genus
Hydrangea
Family
Hydrangeaceae
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
3
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
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    3 x 2 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Chevallier. A. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants Dorling Kindersley. London ISBN 9-780751-303148 (1996-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.4 Grieve. A Modern Herbal. Penguin ISBN 0-14-046-440-9 (1984-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Lust. J. The Herb Book. Bantam books ISBN 0-553-23827-2 (1983-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Mills. S. Y. The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism. ()
    7. ? 7.07.17.27.37.4 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.28.38.48.5 Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (1995-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.19.2 Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.110.210.3 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
    11. ? 11.011.111.211.311.411.511.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    12. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    13. ? 13.013.113.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    14. ? International Bee Research Association. Garden Plants Valuable to Bees. International Bee Research Association. (1981-00-00)
    15. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
    16. ? Arnold-Forster. Shrubs for the Milder Counties. ()
    17. ? Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. American Book Co. (1950-00-00)

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