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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - fresh or dried[1][2][3]. The fruit is about 5 - 7mm in diameter[4]. The nectar has been sucked from the flowers to sweeten the mouth[5].

Fruit

Unknown part

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Menziesia ferruginea.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves are cardiac[5]. They have been chewed to relieve heart pain and treat stomach problems[5]. A poultice of the heated leaves has been applied to sores and swellings[5].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a shady position in a cold frame in the autumn[4] but it can also be sown in late winter [6]. Surface sow and do not allow the compost to become dry. Germination is variable and can take 1 - 2 months at 15°c[6]. Keep the seedlings heavily shaded and prick them out into individual pots when they are 12 months old[6]. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer once they are more than 15cm tall.

Cuttings of semi-ripe wood, 2 - 5cm with a heel, May/June in a frame. Keep them shaded. The cuttings are very slow to root but usually a good percentage will succeed[6]. Division in early spring just before active growth begins[6].

Layering.

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Cultivation

Requires a lime-free humus-rich moist soil in sun or light shade[7]. Prefers moderate shade, especially on the roots[8][4], but it can also succeed in full sun[9]. Grows well in a woodland garden[4].

Dormant plants are hardy to about -20°c[4]. The young growth in spring is susceptible to damage by late frosts but the plants are otherwise of easy cultivation[7]. Flowers are produced on the previous years wood[4].

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Menziesia ferruginea. 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 Menziesia ferruginea.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Menziesia ferruginea
Genus
Menziesia
Family
Ericaceae
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 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.54.64.74.8 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.45.5 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.4 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
    8. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    10. ? Munz. A California Flora. University of California Press (1959-00-00)


    Facts about "Menziesia ferruginea"RDF feed
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    Belongs to familyEricaceae +
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    Has binomial nameMenziesia ferruginea +
    Has common nameFalse Huckleberry +
    Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
    Has edible partFruit + and Unknown part +
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    Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
    Has hardiness zone6 +
    Has lifecycle typePerennial +
    Has mature height1.8 +
    Has medicinal partUnknown part +
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    Has search namemenziesia ferruginea + and false huckleberry +
    Has shade toleranceLight shade +
    Has soil ph preferenceVery acid + and Acid +
    Has soil texture preferenceSandy + and Loamy +
    Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
    Has sun preferenceFull sun +
    Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
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    Has water requirementsmoderate +
    Is deciduous or evergreenDeciduous +
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    PFAF edible use notes migratedNo +
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    Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
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