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Kalopanax septemlobus - (Thunb. ex A.Murray.)Koidz.

Common Name Tree Aralia, Castor aralia
Family Araliaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cool deciduous forests from near sea level to elevations of 2500 metres[11, 200, 266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Kalopanax septemlobus Tree Aralia, Castor aralia


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Kalopanax septemlobus is a deciduous Tree growing to 25 m (82ft 0in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Aug to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) 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

K. pictus. (Thunb.)Nakai. K. ricinifolium. Acanthopanax ricinifolium. Acer pictum. Acer septemlobus.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves and young shoots - cooked[177, 179].

Medicinal Uses



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Antifungal;  Expectorant;  Hepatic;  Skin;  Stomachic.

The bark contains a range of bio-active constituents, including saponins, flavonoids and lignans[279]. It has antifungal and liver protecting properties[279]. It is used in Korea in the treatment of contusions, beri-beri, lumbago, neuralgia and pleurisy[279]. An infusion of the leaves is used to make a stomachic tea[218]. The root is expectorant[218]. A decoction of the wood is used for skin diseases[178, 218].

Other Uses

Insecticide.

The bark and the leaves are used as an insecticide[178]. Wood[266].

Cultivation details

Requires a deep fertile moisture-retentive soil in sun or part shade[200]. Young shoots, especially on young plants, can die back over winter if they are not fully ripened[11]. Young plants are slow-growing[200]. The tree is widely cultivated for timber in China[266]. A polymorphic species[11].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame[200]. Stored seed probably requires a period of cold stratification and should be sown as soon as possible. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Root cuttings in late winter.

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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 :

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