Herb latin name: Kalopanax sciadophylloides

Synonyms: Acanthopanax sciadophylloides

Family: Araliaceae (Ginseng Family)

Edible parts of Kalopanax sciadophylloides:

Young leaves and budlings - cooked.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Hills all over Japan.

Propagation of Kalopanax sciadophylloides:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed probably requires a period of cold stratification and should be sown as soon as possible. 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. Root cuttings in late winter.

Cultivation of the herb:

Hills all over Japan.

Medicinal use of Kalopanax sciadophylloides:

None known

Known hazards of Kalopanax sciadophylloides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.