Callicarpa longiloba Merr.
Callicarpa longituba Merr.
Callicarpa loureiroi Hook. & Arn.
Callicarpa tomentosa Willd.
Callicarpa kochiana is a shrub growing 1 - 4 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use.
E. Asia - southeast China, Taiwan, central and southern Japan, Vietnam
Forest edges, forests in valleys, mountain slopes; at elevations from 100 - 900 metres[
Callicarpa kochiana is native in the warm temperate to tropical regions of China, where it grows in hardiness zones 8 and higher.
Species in this genus generally require a sunny position or light dappled shade[
]. Prefers a highly fertile well-drained loamy soil[
Requires cross-pollination for good fruit production[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
A decoction of the root is used to treat rheumatalgia[
A decoction of the leaf is used to treat cold headache[
A decoction of the fresh root and leaves is used to treat oedema[
Seed - sow in a nursery seedbed and only just cover the seed[
]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18°c[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out
Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10cm long in a frame. High percentage[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth with a heel[
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