Herb latin name: Idesia polycarpa
Synonyms: Polycarpa maximowiczii
Edible parts of Idesia polycarpa:Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is a many seeded berry with a pulpy flesh, it is about 10mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Hills and mountain forests above elevations of 2000 metres.
Propagation of Idesia polycarpa:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination is usually very good. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their fist two winters. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring, after the last expected frosts and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter or two outdoors. Plants cannot be sexed until they flower. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame. Fair percentage. Layering in spring. Takes 12 months.
Cultivation of the herb:Hills and mountain forests above elevations of 2000 metres.
Medicinal use of Idesia polycarpa:None known
Known hazards of Idesia polycarpa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.