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Maackia amurensis - Rupr.&Maxim.
                 
Common Name Chinese Yellow Wood, Amur maackia
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness 4-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests on hill slopes at elevations of 300 - 900 metres in Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mogol and Shandong Provinces, China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, northern and central Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Rounded, Vase.

Maackia amurensis Chinese Yellow Wood, Amur maackia


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Maackia amurensis Chinese Yellow Wood, Amur maackia
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Physical Characteristics
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Maackia amurensis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It can fix Nitrogen.
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 dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
Cladrastis amurensis.

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

Young leaves - cooked[105, 177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Wood.

Wood - heavy, strong, very hard. Used for the interior of houses, utensils, tool handles etc[46, 61].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Pest tolerant, Specimen, Street tree. Succeeds in most soils and situations, including deep soils over chalk and dry soils[1, 200]. Prefers a good soil in a sunny position[1]. Prefers a well-drained sandy soil[245]. A very hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to about -25°c[200]. A polymorphic species[58]. It is closely related to the genus Cladrastis[200], and sometimes included in that genus[245]. Plants flower when quite young[200]. The flowers have a powerful scent of vanilla[245]. Transplants readily, even when fairly large[200], but the mature plants resent pruning[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200]. Special Features:Not North American native, Attractive flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in hot water and then sow it in a cold frame in the autumn[200]. The seed can also be pre-soaked and sown in late winter in a greenhouse[78]. Variable germination. 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. Root cuttings 4cm long in December. Good percentage[78].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Author
Rupr.&Maxim.
Botanical References
11200266
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Dave Boehnlein Sat May 2 2009
We're trying to germinate this right now. Has anyone had success? Did you require bottom heat? How long did they take pop up? Cheers! Dave
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