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Polygonum manshuriense - Petrov. ex Kom.
                 
Common Name Asian Bistort
Family Polygonaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassy slopes, forest margins and valleys at elevations of 800 - 1800 metres in northern China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Korea and eastern Siberia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Polygonum manshuriense Asian Bistort


Polygonum manshuriense Asian Bistort
   
Physical Characteristics
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Polygonum manshuriense is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 6in). It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Meadow; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Astringent.

The root contains tannins and flavonoids[279]. It is used in Korea to treat diarrhoea[279].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on the cultivation requirements of this plant, though judging by its habitat and range it is probably hardy throughout Britain. The following notes are for the closely related P. bistorta and probably also apply to this species[K]. Succeeds in an ordinary garden soil[1] but prefers a moisture retentive not too fertile soil in sun or part shade[200]. The plant repays generous treatment[1]. A very cold-hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to at least -25°c[187]. Plants are somewhat spreading, forming quite extensive colonies[187] especially in low-lying pastures[4]. They seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination is usually free and easy. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer if they have reached sufficient size. If not, overwinter them in a cold frame and plant them out the following spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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