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Coriaria terminalis - Hemsl.
                 
Common Name
Family Coriariaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards The seed may be poisonous[1]. Although we have no more information, it is reasonable to assume that other parts of the plant are also toxic.
Habitats Thickets and woodland margins, 2000 - 2600 metres in W. China[109].
Range E. Asia - Sikkim, Tibet, China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Coriaria terminalis


Coriaria terminalis
   
Physical Characteristics
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Coriaria terminalis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)It can fix Nitrogen.
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) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or used as a beverage[1, 11, 105]. The seed must not be eaten. Use with great caution since most parts of the plant, including the seed, are probably toxic and some reports suggest the fruit should not be used at all. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter[200].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in any good soil[233], though it prefers a fairly good loamy soil in full sun or light shade[11, 164, 200]. Requires a sunny sheltered position[164, 233]. This species is one of the hardiest members of the genus, tolerating temperatures down to at least -5°c if sheltered from cold winds[200]. Plants are hardy from Sussex westwards[1]. It is hardy at Kew where it fruits annually and resprouts from the base if cut back in severe winters[11, 200]. Plants flower and fruit at the tips of the current years growth and so can produce fruit even if they have been cut to the ground[182, K]. They can fruit well even when young, plants growing with us flowered and fruited in their third year from seed[K]. When well sited, suckers can be produced at some distance from the parent plant[233, K]. The roots of plants in this genus bear nitrogen-fixing nodules[218]. Whilst much of the nitrogen will be utilized by the growing plant, some of it will become available for other plants growing nearby[K].
Propagation
Seed - sow February/March in a greenhouse[78]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c[164]. 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, 7cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Fair percentage[78]. Division in the spring.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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