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Celastrus flagellaris - Rupr.

Common Name
Family Celastraceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountains in S. Japan[58]. Valley, forest on riverside, thickets and sunny slopes in China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Celastrus flagellaris


Celastrus flagellaris

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Celastrus flagellaris is a deciduous Climber growing to 7.5 m (24ft 7in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in October. The species is 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). and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is not self-fertile.
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

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[105, 177].

Medicinal Uses



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Cancer.

Many plants in this genus contain compounds of interest for their antitumour activity[218].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a deep loamy soil[11]. A gross feeder, it requires a rich soil[11]. A rampant climber, it requires ample space and is best grown into an old tree[1, 200]. Fruits best when its top growth is in a sunny position[182]. Plants climb by means of twining and by hooked prickles[182]. They do not normally require pruning[219]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

Propagation

Seed - gather when ripe, store in dry sand and sow February in a warm greenhouse[78]. Three months cold stratification leads to a higher germination rate[113]. Remove the aril since this inhibits germination[113]. Germination rates are usually good[78]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Layering in August of the current seasons growth. Takes 12 months[78]. Root cuttings, 6mm thick 25mm long in December. Plant horizontally in pots in a frame[78].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Celastrus angulatus 01
Celastrus dependens 12
Celastrus orbiculatusOriental Bittersweet12
Celastrus scandensClimbing Bittersweet, American bittersweet22

 

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