Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Phytolacca dioica.
If you have sufficient seed, it might be worthwhile trying an outdoor sowing in a seed bed in early spring. Grow the plants on in the seedbed for their first year and plant them out the following spring.Division in March or October. Use a sharp spade or knife to divide the rootstock, making sure that each section has at least one growth bud. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
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This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c. A spreading shade-giving tree in its native habitat, it might develop as a shrub in a warm sheltered position in Britain. The young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts.Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits.
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