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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit. [1][2][3]. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter[4]. No more details are given.

Fruit

Material uses

Plants can be used for informal hedging in areas that are frost free or almost so[5]. Dark blue, turquoise and purple dyes are obtained from the fruit[6].

Unknown part

Dye

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Rhaphiolepis indica.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a shady position in a warm greenhouse[7]. Stored seed should be sown in February/March in a warm greenhouse[7]. Germination is variable[7]. 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, 5cm with a heel, September/October in a frame. Fair percentage[7][8].

Layering[5].

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Cultivation

Requires a well-drained moisture retentive fertile loam or peaty soil in a warm sheltered sunny position[5]. Tolerates all but the hottest desert climates[9].

A very ornamental plant[1], it is hardier in Britain than is generally supposed, tolerating temperatures down to about -10°c[9]. Plants succeed outdoors in S. Cornwall[10][11][12] but are generally best grown on a sunny south-facing wall[10]. Plants do not require pruning[13]. A polymorphic species, there are a number of named varieties selected for their ornamental value[5].

Plants resent root disturbance and so are best grown in pots and then planted out into their permanent positions as soon as possible[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Rhaphiolepis indica. 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 Rhaphiolepis indica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Rhaphiolepis indica
Genus
Rhaphiolepis
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
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
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. ? 1.01.11.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.45.55.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.1 Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. ISBN 0-02-544950-8 (1974-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.27.3 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  8. ? Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
  9. ? 9.09.1 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
  10. ? 10.010.110.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  11. ? Arnold-Forster. Shrubs for the Milder Counties. ()
  12. ? Thurston. Trees and Shrubs in Cornwall. ()
  13. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)

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