Herb latin name: Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana

Synonyms: Spiraea beauverdiana

Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Edible parts of Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana:

The leaves are a tea substitute.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

High mountains, N. Japan.

Propagation of Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if possible. It is likely to require stratification before it germinates, so stored seed should be sown in a cold frame as early in the year as you receive it. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a light sandy soil a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 15cm long, October/November in an outdoor frame. Another report says that September is a good time to do this. Division of suckers in early spring. They can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.

Cultivation of the herb:

High mountains, N. Japan.

Medicinal use of Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana:

None known

Known hazards of Spiraea betulifolia aemiliana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.