Sargentodoxa cuneata - (Oliv.)Rehder.&E.H.Wilson.
Common Name
Family Sargentodoxaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open forests on mountains, along alpine gullies where the soil is fertile[147].
Range E. Asia - C. China.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

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Sargentodoxa cuneata

Sargentodoxa cuneata
Physical Characteristics
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Sargentodoxa cuneata is a deciduous Climber growing to 7.5 m (24ft 7in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in flower in May. 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.

Holboellia cuneata.

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses

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Anthelmintic;  Antibacterial;  Antirheumatic;  Carminative;  Diuretic;  Stimulant;  Tonic.

The mashed leaves are plastered onto sores[218]. The stem is anthelmintic, antibacterial, antirheumatic, carminative, diuretic and tonic[61, 147, 176, 218]. It is used as a blood stimulant[147]. A decoction or tincture is used in the treatment of amenorrhoea, metrorrhagia, anaemia, traumatic injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, hookworm disease, roundworm and filariasis[147, 176]. The root is antirheumatic[218].


Other Uses

The plant has insecticidal activity[218].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in any reasonable well-drained soil[182, 200]. Prefers a fertile moisture-retentive soil in full sun or part day shade[200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it tolerates light frosts[200] and succeeds outdoors in the mildest areas of the country where it usually needs to be grown on a sunny wall[11, 182]. Any pruning is best carried out after the plant has finished flowering[219]. A vigorous climbing plant that supports itself by twining around other plants etc[182, 219]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed and fruit is required[182].
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. 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. Stem cuttings.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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