Herb latin name: Schizophragma hydrangeoides

Synonyms: Schizophragma hydrangioides

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Edible parts of Schizophragma hydrangeoides:

Leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:


12 m
(39 feet)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Damp woods and thickets in mountains all over Japan.

Other uses of Schizophragma hydrangeoides:

Plants can be allowed to sprawl and are then used as a ground cover for a shady position.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow late winter to early spring in a greenhouse. Germination is usually fair to very good. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for their first winter, planting them out in late spring or early summer. Layering in spring directly into pots. A fair to good percentage, though it can be difficult to find suitable low growth. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 4 - 5cm with a heel, July in a frame. Keep the cuttings moist.

Cultivation of Schizophragma hydrangeoides:

Damp woods and thickets in mountains all over Japan.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Schizophragma hydrangeoides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.