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Uses

Toxic parts

Large medicinal doses can be toxic[1].

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Physocarpus opulifolius.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Physocarpus opulifolius.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

A tea made from the inner bark is laxative and emetic[2][1]. It is used internally to treat women's complaints, gonorrhoea, TB and to enhance fertility[2][1]. It is also used as a wash on scrofulous glands in the neck[1]. Some caution is advised, this herb is best used only under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. See the notes above on toxicity.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we do not have any information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if possible in a cold frame. If sown in the spring it is likely to require a period of cold stratification. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Division of suckers in the dormant season.

Cuttings of greenwood, June in a closed frame[3].

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Cultivation

Prefers an acid soil, quickly becoming chlorotic when growing on shallow chalk[3]. Succeeds in a moist moderately fertile soil in full sun[3].

A very hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to at least -25°c[3]. There are many named varieties, selected for their ornamental value[3]. Flowers are produced on the previous year's growth[4].

A useful plant for rough shrubberies where plants are more or less left to look after themselves[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Physocarpus opulifolius. 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 Physocarpus opulifolius.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Physocarpus opulifolius
Genus
Physocarpus
Family
Rosaceae
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
2
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no 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
    3 x 4 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.4 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)

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