Herb latin name: Euonymus fimbriatus
Synonyms: Euonymus lacerus
Family: Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Euonymus fimbriatus:Shady aspects on scrubby slopes, occasionally in forests, 1700 - 2100 metres. Found at heights up to 3300 metres.
Other uses of the herb:The seeds are used as beads. Wood - moderately hard, extremely compact, close and even grained. Used for carving.
Propagation of Euonymus fimbriatus:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 8 - 12 weeks warm followed by 8 - 16 weeks cold stratification and can then be sown in a cold frame. 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 - 8cm long taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy.
Cultivation of the herb:Shady aspects on scrubby slopes, occasionally in forests, 1700 - 2100 metres. Found at heights up to 3300 metres.
Medicinal use of Euonymus fimbriatus:None known
Known hazards of Euonymus fimbriatus: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.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.