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Uses

Toxic parts

The leaves contain a glycoside[1]. We are not sure if this means that it is poisonous[K].

Edible uses

Notes

Young shoots - cooked. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails[1]. The leaves contain a glycoside[1], see the notes above on toxicity.

Leaves

Material uses

Tolerant of clipping, the plant can be grown as a formal hedge especially in areas cooler than its native range where it only develops into a shrub or small tree[2].
There are no material uses listed for Xylosma japonica.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The ashes of the stem bark are mixed with water and used to treat jaundice scrofula, sores, tumours etc[3]. They are also used to speed parturition[3].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a greenhouse. 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, July/August in a frame[2].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in full sun or light shade in most well-drained soils[2]. Tolerant of poor rocky soils[2]. Judging by the plants native habitat in Japan, it probably tolerates maritime exposure[K]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[2]. Even in the milder areas of the country it usually only makes a small tree or shrub[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Xylosma japonica. 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 Xylosma japonica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Xylosma japonica
Genus
Xylosma
Family
Flacourtiaceae
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
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
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
Fertility
?
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.3 Reid. B. E. Famine Foods of the Chiu-Huang Pen-ts'ao. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre (1977-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.52.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  5. ? Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)

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Has edible partLeaves +
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Has shade toleranceLight shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
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Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
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Tolerates windYes +
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