Herb latin name: Lespedeza maximowiczii
Synonyms: Lespedeza maximowicvii, Lespedeza praecox
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Lespedeza maximowiczii:Rocky places along rivers. Mountain slopes and forests below 1000 metres in Anhui, Henan and Zhejiang Provinces, China.
Other uses of the herb:The twigs are used in making brooms.
Propagation of Lespedeza maximowiczii:Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow it in 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, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in individual pots in a frame. It can be difficult to get the cuttings through their first winter, it is best to plunge the pots in a bed of ashes in a sheltered border outdoors.
Cultivation of the herb:Rocky places along rivers. Mountain slopes and forests below 1000 metres in Anhui, Henan and Zhejiang Provinces, China.
Medicinal use of Lespedeza maximowiczii:None known
Known hazards of Lespedeza maximowiczii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.