Uses

Toxic parts

All parts of the plant are highly toxic and are used to kill maggots and larvae - they will also poison rats, birds etc[5]. All parts of the plant are highly poisonous and should not be used internally[4][5].

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Tripterygium wilfordii.

Material uses

Roots

Pulverized as an Insecticide

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

All parts of the plant are highly poisonous and should not be used internally[4][5].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Climber

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow autumn in a greenhouse[6]. 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.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in any fertile soil in sun or part shade, flowering best when in a sunny position[7][8][6]. Prefers a moist loamy soil[6]. Tolerates chalky soils[6].

This species is not very hardy in Britain, succeeding outdoors only in the milder areas of the country[7][8]. It requires the protection of a wall and a minimum temperature of about -5°c[6]. Plants can be grown into trees or over unsightly walls[6].

The flowers diffuse a soft sweet perfume[9].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Tripterygium wilfordii. 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 Tripterygium wilfordii.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Tripterygium wilfordii
Genus
Tripterygium
Family
Celastraceae
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
9
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
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    12 x
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (32202/01/01)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Schery. R. W. Plants for Man. ()
    3. ? 3.03.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (32202/01/01)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.54.6 ? A Barefoot Doctors Manual. Running Press ISBN 0-914294-92-X ()
    5. ? 5.005.015.025.035.045.055.065.075.085.095.10 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (32202/01/01)
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.56.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
    7. ? 7.07.17.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (32202/01/01)
    8. ? 8.08.1 Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (32202/01/01)
    9. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (32202/01/01)




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