Herb latin name: Fraxinus xanthoxyloides
Family: Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Fraxinus xanthoxyloides:Found mainly in the dry inner valleys of the Himalayas. Dry slopes in valleys at elevations of 1000 - 2800 metres.
Other uses of the herb:Wood - close grained, hard. Used for making tool handles, it is also a good fuel.
Propagation of Fraxinus xanthoxyloides:The seed is best harvested green - as soon as it is fully developed but before it has fully dried on the tree - and can then be sown immediately in a cold frame. It usually germinates in the spring. Stored seed requires a period of cold stratification and is best sown as soon as possible in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions or a nursery bed in late spring or early summer of the following year. If you have sufficient seed then it is possible to sow it directly into an outdoor seedbed, preferably in the autumn. Grow the seedlings on in the seedbed for 2 years before transplanting either to their permanent positions or to nursery beds.
Cultivation of the herb:Found mainly in the dry inner valleys of the Himalayas. Dry slopes in valleys at elevations of 1000 - 2800 metres.
Medicinal use of Fraxinus xanthoxyloides:None known
Known hazards of Fraxinus xanthoxyloides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.