Herb latin name: Osteomeles subrotunda
Synonyms: Osteomeles anthyllidifolia subrotunda
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Osteomeles subrotunda:Fruit. The fruit is 6 - 12mm in diameter. No more details are given.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Hot dry river valleys. Mixed forests, among shrubs at mountain summits, roadsides at elevations of 200 - 500 metres.
Propagation of Osteomeles subrotunda:The seed requires a period of cold stratification and can be sown in late autumn in a cold frame. 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, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in the autumn and overwinter in a greenhouse. Fair to good percentage. Layering.
Cultivation of the herb:Hot dry river valleys. Mixed forests, among shrubs at mountain summits, roadsides at elevations of 200 - 500 metres.
Medicinal use of Osteomeles subrotunda:None known
Known hazards of Osteomeles subrotunda:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.