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Helwingia liukiuensis - Hatus.
                 
Common Name
Family Cornaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests in Ryuku[275].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade

Summary

Helwingia liukiuensis


Helwingia liukiuensis
   
Physical Characteristics
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Helwingia liukiuensis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1.5 m (5ft). 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)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Requires a sheltered position beneath a good tree canopy cover[200]. The flowers are produced on the midribs of the leaves[200]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Propagation
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold greenhouse in late winter. 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, July/August in a frame.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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