Eurya chinensis is an evergreen shrub growing 1 - 3 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for use as a tea substitute and as a source of firewood.
E. Asia - southern China.
Thickets in hilly land or by streams at elevations under 800 metres[
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A plant mainly of the subtropics.
Prefers a moderately fertile free-draining moisture retentive soil in sun or part shade with shelter from cold drying winds[
]. Probably best grown in a well-drained lime-free humus-rich soil[
Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
]. No further details are given. The fruit is about 5mm in diameter[
The leaves are used as a tea substitute or to adulterate China tea[
Wood - soft, close grained. Used mainly as a fuel[
Seed - best sow as soon as it is ripe. When they are 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, 6 - 8cm with a slight heel, in individual pots. High percentage[
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