Herb latin name: Helwingia liukiuensis

Synonyms: Helwingia japonica liukiuensis

Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)

Edible parts of Helwingia liukiuensis:

Leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Forests in Ryuku.

Propagation of Helwingia liukiuensis:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold greenhouse in late winter. 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, July/August in a frame.

Cultivation of the herb:

Forests in Ryuku.

Medicinal use of Helwingia liukiuensis:

None known

Known hazards of Helwingia liukiuensis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.