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Maackia amurensis - Rupr.&Maxim.                
                 
Common Name Chinese Yellow Wood, Amur maackia
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
Synonyms Cladrastis amurensis.
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  
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.

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.


USDA hardiness zone : 4-7


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.

Maackia amurensis Chinese Yellow Wood, Amur maackia


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Maackia amurensis Chinese Yellow Wood, Amur maackia
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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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Author                                         
Rupr.&Maxim.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
11200266
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[1]F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaces in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
[46]Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants.
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
[58]Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation)
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
[61]Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man.
Forget the sexist title, this is one of the best books on the subject. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Not for the casual reader.
[78]Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
[105]Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World.
The most comprehensive guide to edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
[177]Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption.
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
[200]Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
[245]Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World.
An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details. There are no illustrations.
[266] Flora of China
On-line version of the Flora - an excellent resource giving basic info on habitat and some uses.

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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