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Rubus ichangensis - Hemsl.&Kuntze.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets and ravines to 1800 metres[109]. Slopes, fallow fields, dense forests in valleys and thickets at elevations of 800 - 2500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - C. and W. China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rubus ichangensis


Rubus ichangensis

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus ichangensis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 3 m (9ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. 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

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[61, 105]. Small, red, sweet and well flavoured[1, 11, 46, 183, 266]. The red fruit is 6 - 8mm in diameter[266].

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent.

The root is ised in medicine[266]. We have no further information, but the root is a good source of tannins and so is likely to be used as an astringent[K].

Other Uses

Dye;  Tannin.

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit[168]. Tannin is extracted from the roots and stems[266].

Cultivation details

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. Plants are not very happy in windy situations, especially if the winds are maritime[K]. The young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].

Propagation

Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3°c and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn[200].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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