Herb latin name: Euonymus thunbergianus
Synonyms: Euonymus alatus pilosus
Family: Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)
Edible parts of Euonymus thunbergianus:A tea is made from the flowers.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Sides of streams and thickets etc, 300 - 1000 metres in W. Hupeh. Thickets and woods in lowland and mountains all over Japan.
Propagation of Euonymus thunbergianus: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:Sides of streams and thickets etc, 300 - 1000 metres in W. Hupeh. Thickets and woods in lowland and mountains all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Euonymus thunbergianus:None known
Known hazards of Euonymus thunbergianus: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.