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Staphylea bumalda - DC.
                 
Common Name
Family Staphyleaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods and by streams in lowland and hilly areas to 1300 metres, all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Staphylea bumalda


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Staphylea bumalda
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Physical Characteristics
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Staphylea bumalda is a deciduous Tree growing to 1.8 m (6ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Sep to November. 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. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Bumalda trifolia.

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

Young leaves - cooked[105, 177, 179].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Tolerant of a wide range of soils so long as they are not too dry[182, 200], it prefers a rich loamy soil in full sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. The Japanese form of this species is rather tender in Britain[11], but in general plants are hardy to about -25°c[184]. The plants flower best in years that follow hot summers[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
Seed - this can be very slow to germinate, sometimes taking 18 months or more. It is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[200], and some of it at least should then germinate in the spring. Stored seed should be sown as early in the year as possible and given cold stratification - it might not germinate until spring of the following year. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out early the following summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Fair to good percentage[78]. Layering in July/August. Takes 15 months. Good percentage[78].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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