Herb latin name: Eurya chinensis
Family: Theaceae (Tea Family)
Edible parts of Eurya chinensis:Fruit. No further details are given. The fruit is about 5mm in diameter. The leaves are used as a tea substitute or to adulterate China tea.
Description of the plant:
(8 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Thickets in hilly land or by streams at elevations under 800 metres.
Other uses of Eurya chinensis:Wood - soft, close grained. Used mainly as a fuel.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame or sow in early spring in a greenhouse. 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, 6 - 8cm with a slight heel, July/August in individual pots in a frame. High percentage.
Cultivation of Eurya chinensis:Thickets in hilly land or by streams at elevations under 800 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Eurya chinensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.