Herb latin name: Euonymus tanakae

Family: Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)

Edible parts of Euonymus tanakae:

Fruit. No further details. This report should be treated with some caution since many members of this genus are poisonous.

Description of the plant:


4 m
(13 feet)

May to

Habitat of the herb:

Grows near the sea shore in S. Japan.

Propagation of Euonymus tanakae:

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, 5 - 7cm long taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Very easy.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grows near the sea shore in S. Japan.

Medicinal use of Euonymus tanakae:

None known

Known hazards of Euonymus tanakae:

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.