Herb latin name: Trochocarpa cunninghamii


Family: Epacridaceae



Edible parts of Trochocarpa cunninghamii:

Fruit - raw. Sweet with a dry mealy texture.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Cooler montane forests.

Propagation of Trochocarpa cunninghamii:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Cuttings. Probably it is best to take these in July or August in a frame. It is quite likely that, as with many members of this family, plants have very fine root systems and great care must be taken when transplanting them. Division of self-layered branches.

Cultivation of the herb:

Cooler montane forests.

Medicinal use of Trochocarpa cunninghamii:

None known

Known hazards of Trochocarpa cunninghamii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.