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Pterostyrax corymbosa - Siebold.&Zucc.
                 
Common Name Epaulette Tree
Family Styracaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets around 1300 metres in Kiangsi[109]. Damp shaded areas along streams in forests at elevations of 400 - 1600 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Pterostyrax corymbosa Epaulette Tree


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Pterostyrax corymbosa Epaulette Tree
   
Physical Characteristics
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Pterostyrax corymbosa is a deciduous Tree growing to 12 m (39ft 4in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Halesia corymbosa. (Sieb.&Zucc.)Nichols.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Canopy;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[179].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a good loamy soil and a sunny position[1]. Requires a deep acid soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. A fast-growing tree[200]. Often confused with P. hispida[1]. Flowers are most abundantly produced on wood that was well-ripened the previous summer[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at 5°c[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in the late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[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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Siebold.&Zucc.
Botanical References
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
luke Wed May 10 2006
wondering about utility uses, durability in ground or exposed
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