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Rubus ichangensis - Hemsl.&Kuntze.                
                 
Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets and ravines to 1800 metres[109]. Slopes, fallow fields, dense forests in valleys and thickets at elevations of 800 - 2500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - C. and W. China.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Rubus ichangensis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 3 m (9ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in 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 and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Rubus ichangensis


Rubus ichangensis
   
Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[61, 105]. Small, red, sweet and well flavoured[1, 11, 46, 183, 266]. The red fruit is 6 - 8mm in diameter[266].
Medicinal Uses


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Astringent.

The root is ised in medicine[266]. We have no further information, but the root is a good source of tannins and so is likely to be used as an astringent[K].
Other Uses
Dye;  Tannin.

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit[168]. Tannin is extracted from the roots and stems[266].
Cultivation details                                         
Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. Plants are not very happy in windy situations, especially if the winds are maritime[K]. The young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3°c and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn[200].
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