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Euonymus oxyphyllus -

Family:Celastraceae
Habit:Tree
Height:2.5
Width:2.5
Synonyms:
Range:E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Euonymus oxyphyllus () is a Tree which grows to a height of 2.5m and a width of 2.5m . It has a slow growth rate. It has a hardness rating of 5.
Euonymus oxyphyllus will flower in November. the seeds ripen from March to April
The flowers from this plant are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and they are pollinated by Insects

Soil Information

Euonymus oxyphyllus will grow in light (sandy),medium (loamy),hard (clay) soil. It is not necessary for the soil to be well drained.
The soil prefers the following PH / acid levels :
- pH of less than 6, Acidic soils
- pH between 6 and 8, Neutral soils
- pH greater than 8, Basic soils
Euonymus oxyphyllus prefers either dry or moist soils

Ideal Planting Locations

Euonymus oxyphyllus can grow in semi or areas with no shade.

Thickets and woods in low mountains all over Japan[58].

Planting places suited to this plant described below.

Cultivation Details

Thriving in almost any soil, including chalk, it is particularly suited to dry shaded areas[200]. Prefers a well-drained loamy soil. A very ornamental plant[11], it is hardy to about -25c[184]. A slow growing plant, though it makes a large shrub in time[182].

Edible Uses*

* See disclaimer
Edible Rating: 1/5
Young leaves - boiled[105, 177]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above regarding possible toxicity.

Medicinal Uses*

* See disclaimer
Medicinal Rating: 1/5
The plant is used in gynaecological applications[218].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[121]. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification, so should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame[113]. The seed can take 18 months to germinate. 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, 5 - 7cm long taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy[200].

Known Hazards

Although no records of toxicity have been seen for this species, a number of plants in this genus are suspected of being poisonous and so some caution is advised.

Other Uses

Wood - hard, elastic, very fine grained. Used for stamps, printing blocks, mosaics etc[46, 61].

Cultivars

no recorded cultivars

References


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