Euonymus hamiltonianus maackii
Herb latin name: Euonymus hamiltonianus maackii
Synonyms: Euonymus europaeus maackii, Euonymus maackii
Family: Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)
Edible parts of Euonymus hamiltonianus maackii:Young leaves - boiled.This report should be treated with some caution since many members of this genus are poisonous.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Shrubby formations in river valleys, coastal plains etc, usually on alluvial sands, occasionally on dry ridges with open forest.
Other uses of Euonymus hamiltonianus maackii:Roots yield up to 6% gutta-percha, a non-elastic rubber used as an electrical insulator and in making plastics etc.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - 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, taken at a node, July/August in a frame. Very easy. Root cuttings in winter.
Cultivation of Euonymus hamiltonianus maackii:Shrubby formations in river valleys, coastal plains etc, usually on alluvial sands, occasionally on dry ridges with open forest.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Euonymus hamiltonianus maackii: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.