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Gynatrix pulchella - (Willd.)Alef.
                 
Common Name Hemp Bush
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats River banks and in valleys[154].
Range Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Gynatrix pulchella Hemp Bush


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Gynatrix pulchella Hemp Bush
   
Physical Characteristics
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Gynatrix pulchella is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft 2in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in July. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)The plant is not self-fertile.
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
Plagianthus pulchellus. Sida pulchella.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Fibre.

A fibre obtained from the bark is soft, glossy and long. It is used for tying, as a coarse string etc[154].
Cultivation details
Thrives in a deep well-drained humus-rich fertile soil in a sunny position[182, 200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain but it succeeds outdoors in the milder areas of the country[182]. It can be fast growing in really mild districts[182]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in early spring in a greenhouse. It usually germinates freely[200]. 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, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[1, 200]. Layering[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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