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An infusion of the leaves and sugar have been given to a mother after childbirth to help her regain her strength.A decoction of the leaves has been used in the treatment of diabetes.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, August in a frame. Slow and difficult. Layering in late summer or early autumn. Another report says that spring is the best time to layer. Takes 18 months.Division of suckers in spring or early autumn.
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Hardy to about -15°c. Plants are sometimes cut back by late frosts A very ornamental plant, it is sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit, there are some named varieties. One report says that it does not fruit freely in Britain, but a shrub growing in the shade of oak trees at the RHS gardens in Wisley was seen to be heavy with fruit in the autumns of 1987 and 1988[K]. A shade loving plant, growing well in a woodland. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.Dislikes root disturbance, plants are best grown in pots until being planted out in their permanent positions.
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