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Ampelopsis japonica - (Thunb.)Makino.
                 
Common Name
Family Vitaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountain sides[147]. Usually climbing into trees and shrubs on hillsides and thickets, also found on grasslands, at elevations of 100 - 900 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Ampelopsis japonica


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Physical Characteristics
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Ampelopsis japonica is a deciduous Climber growing to 10 m (32ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
A. serjaniifolia. Bunge. Paullina japonica. Vitis serjaniifolia.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; West Wall. By.
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Anodyne;  Antibacterial;  Antifungal;  Depurative;  Febrifuge;  Vulnerary.

The roots are anodyne, antibacterial, anticonvulsive, antifungal, bitter, cooling, depurative, expectorant, febrifuge and vulnerary[147, 176, 218]. A decoction of the roots is used in the treatment of tuberculous cervical nodes, bleeding from haemorrhoids and burn injuries[147].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a deep rich loam in a warm sheltered position in sun or semi-shade[11, 200]. Requires plenty of root room[11]. The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun[K]. Plants rarely produce fruit in Britain except after a long hot summer[200]. Plants are occasionally cultivated in Japan for medicinal purposes[58]. The shoots have sticky pads and are self-supporting on walls[11]. Another report says that plants climb by means of coiling tendrils but large plants often need tying in to support the weight of foliage[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow in pots in a cold frame in the autumn or stratify for 6 weeks at 5°c and sow in the spring[200]. Germination can be quite slow, sometimes taking more than a year. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. When they are more than 20cm tall, they can be planted out into their permanent positions, preferably in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm long, July/August in a frame[78]. Cuttings or eyes in late autumn or winter. Either place them in the ground in a greenhouse or cold frame, or put them in pots. An eye cutting is where you have just one bud at the top and a short length of stem with a small part of the bark removed. These normally root well and grow away vigorously, being ready to plant into their permanent positions the following autumn. Layering into pots in late summer. Partially sever the stem in spring and then lift the new plants in the autumn[78].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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