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Decaisnea insignis - (Griff.)Hook.f.&Thomson.
                 
Common Name
Family Lardizabalaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist woods and thickets to 3000 metres[109, 146].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas in Sikkim and Bhutan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Decaisnea insignis


Author: Hooker, Joseph Dalton Publisher: London : L. Reeve, 1855
Decaisnea insignis
   
Physical Characteristics
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Decaisnea insignis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3.5 m (11ft 6in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is frost tender. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

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

Fruit - raw[1, 105, 177]. A yellow pod about 8cm long[200], it is filled with a white juicy pulp that is very sweet and pleasant to eat[2].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a rich moist loamy soil and a sunny position sheltered from cold winds[1, 175]. Succeeds in partial shade[200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain[11], it probably needs greenhouse protection in most parts of the country[1]. The flowers and young growth in spring are very frost-tender and can be damaged by late frosts[200]. The flowers are produced at the tips of the new upright growths in the spring[11, 202].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[200], it then usually germinates freely in early spring[K]. Sow stored seed in February in a greenhouse. This usually germinates well, within 1 - 3 months at 18°c[175]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on under protection for their first winter. Plant out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Cuttings.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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