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Zanthoxylum planispinum - Siebold.&Zucc.
                 
Common Name Winged Prickly Ash
Family Rutaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Low mountains in 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
UPDATE 10/10/2011: Zanthoxylum planispinum Siebold & Zucc. is a synonym of Zanthoxylum armatum DC.

Zanthoxylum planispinum Winged Prickly Ash


Zanthoxylum planispinum Winged Prickly Ash
   
Physical Characteristics
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Zanthoxylum planispinum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3.5 m (11ft 6in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)The plant is not self-fertile.
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
Z. alatum planispinum. Z. alatum subtrifoliatum.
Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses: Condiment.

Seed - cooked. It can be ground into a powder and used as a condiment[183], a pepper substitute[2, 46, 177]. A light roasting brings out more of the flavour[206]. The seed is an ingredient of the famous Chinese 'five spice' mixture[206]. The peel is also used[105]. Young leaves are eaten[105, 177, 183]. No further details are given.
Medicinal Uses


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Stimulant;  Stomachic;  Tonic;  Vermifuge.

The seeds and roots are stomachic and vermifuge[46, 61, 147]. A decoction of 7 - 14 seeds is used in the treatment of abscesses, arthritis, bruises, gastritis, swellings etc[218]. The resin contained in the bark, and especially in that of the roots, is powerfully stimulant and tonic[82].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a good deep well-drained moisture retentive soil in full sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is usually hardy in most parts of Britain but can be damaged in severe winters[11]. Fruits are freely produced after a hot summer[11]. The flowers are formed on the old wood[206]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in the autumn. Stored seed may requires up to 3 months cold stratification, though scarification may also help[113]. Sow stored seed in a cold frame as early in the year as possible. Germination should take place in late spring, though it might take another 12 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in early summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Root cuttings, 3cm long, planted horizontally in pots in a greenhouse. Good percentage[78]. Suckers, removed in late winter and planted into their permanent positions[113].
Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Zanthoxylum ailanthoides 21
Zanthoxylum alatumWinged Prickly Ash32
Zanthoxylum americanumPrickly Ash - Northern, Common pricklyash, Northern Prickly Ash23
Zanthoxylum beecheyanum 21
Zanthoxylum bungeanum 23
Zanthoxylum clava-herculisHercules Club. Prickly Ash - Southern, Hercules' club, Southern Prickly Ash23
Zanthoxylum coreanum 11
Zanthoxylum nitidum 02
Zanthoxylum piperitumJapanese Pepper Tree32
Zanthoxylum schinifolium 22
Zanthoxylum simulansSzechuan Pepper, Chinese-pepper, Prickly Ash32
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