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Vitex cannabifolia - Siebold.&Zucc.
                 
Common Name
Family Verbenaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hilly slopes and roadsides[147]. Mixed thickets on mountain slopes and along roadsides at elevations of 100 - 1100 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Western China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
UPDATE 30/08/2011: This name is a synonym of Vitex negundo var. cannabifolia (Siebold & Zucc.) Hand.-Mazz.

Vitex cannabifolia


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Vitex cannabifolia
   
Physical Characteristics
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Vitex cannabifolia is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is in leaf 10-Jun It is in flower from Sep to October, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Antirheumatic;  Astringent;  Diaphoretic;  Expectorant;  Febrifuge;  Sedative.

The roots, leaves and fruits are antirheumatic, astringent, diaphoretic, diaphoretic, febrifuge and sedative[147]. A decoction is used in the treatment of dysentery, enteritis, malaria, heat stroke and arthralgia[147].
Other Uses
Charcoal;  Fuel.

Used for fuel and charcoal[178].
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. It is seen as no more than a subspecies of Vitex negundo in some recent floras[266]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a light well-drained loamy soil in a warm sunny position sheltered from cold drying winds[49, 200]. Succeeds in dry soils. Intolerant of water-logging[202]. Flowers are produced at the ends of the current year's growth[202]. Any pruning is best carried out in the spring and should consist of cutting out dead wood and shortening last year's flowering branches[219].
Propagation
Seed - sow March in a warm greenhouse. The seed does not need pre-treatment[113]. Germination is usually free and quick[113]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage[78]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November in a cold frame[113].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Vitex keniensisFulu, Mkombachiko, Mufuu20
Vitex madiensisEkarukei, Murukukwe42
Vitex negundoHuang Ping, Chinese chastetree, Cut Leaf Vitex, Cut-leaf Chastetree23
Vitex payosChocolate Berry42
Vitex pinnataKeleban02
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