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Euscaphis japonica - (Thunb.)Kanitz.
                 
Common Name
Family Staphyleaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Common in thickets and in thin secondary forests in lowlands and low mountains of central and southern Japan[275].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Euscaphis japonica


Euscaphis japonica
   
Physical Characteristics
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Euscaphis japonica is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3.5 m (11ft 6in). It is in flower in May, 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 can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
E. staphyleoides. Sambucus japonica. Thunb.

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

Young budlings[177]. No further details are given.
Medicinal Uses


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Miscellany.

The fruit is used as a drug[109]. No further details.
Other Uses
Miscellany.

None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in ordinary soil[1]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it succeeds outdoors in the mildest areas of the country[11].
Propagation
Seed - we have no details for this species. We obtained stored seed in the spring and sowed it immediately. It took 12 months to germinate (only 1 seed germinating) and so possibly requires some cold stratification. Pot up the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in the spring or early summer after the last expected frosts and give some winter protection for their first year or two outdoors. Cuttings.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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