Euonymus oxyphyllus -
|Range:||E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.|
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 InformationEuonymus 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 LocationsEuonymus oxyphyllus can grow in semi or areas with no shade.
Thickets and woods in low mountains all over Japan.
Planting places suited to this plant described below.
- Grows within a woodland garden
- Works within dappled Shade
- Grows in a shady edge
Cultivation DetailsThriving in almost any soil, including chalk, it is particularly suited to dry shaded areas. Prefers a well-drained loamy soil. A very ornamental plant, it is hardy to about -25°c. A slow growing plant, though it makes a large shrub in time.
Edible Uses** See disclaimer
Edible Rating: 1/5
Young leaves - boiled[105, 177]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above regarding possible toxicity.
- Leaves -
Medicinal Uses** See disclaimer
Medicinal Rating: 1/5
The plant is used in gynaecological applications.
- Women's complaints - A very vague title, it deals with a miscellany of problems peculiar to the female sex.
PropagationSeed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification, so should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. 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.
Known HazardsAlthough 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 UsesWood - hard, elastic, very fine grained. Used for stamps, printing blocks, mosaics etc[46, 61].
- Wood - A list of the trees and shrubs that are noted for having useful wood.
Cultivarsno recorded cultivars
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