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Ardisia sieboldii - Miq.                
                 
Common Name Duo Zhi Zi Jin Niu
Family Myrsinaceae
Synonyms Bladhia sieboldii.
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mixed forests, thickets, mountains and hillsides at elevations of 100 - 600 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, S. Japan, Formosa.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Ardisia sieboldii is an evergreen Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft 8in). It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Mar to June, and the seeds ripen from Jan to April. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

USDA hardiness zone : Coming soon


Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Ardisia sieboldii Duo Zhi Zi Jin Niu


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Ardisia sieboldii Duo Zhi Zi Jin Niu
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Habitats       
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - cooked. A famine food used when all else fails[177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a well-drained humus rich soil in partial shade in a position sheltered from cold drying winds.
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - best harvested when it is ripe in the winter and sown immediately in a greenhouse[1]. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a shady part of the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, once the plants are 20cm or more tall. Cuttings of half-ripe wood in summer[200]. Grow on in cool, shaded humid conditions until well rooted[200].
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Author                                         
Miq.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
58266
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[1]F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaces in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
[177]Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption.
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
[200]Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
[266] Flora of China
On-line version of the Flora - an excellent resource giving basic info on habitat and some uses.

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