Hedera sinensis

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Hedera sinensis (Tobler) Hand.-Mazz.

Araliaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Aralianae
Ordo:
Araliales

Hedera sinensis is a climber.

Naming

Hedera sinensis was already described and the name validly published by Friedrich Tobler. It was Heinrich Raphael Eduard Handel-Mazzetti, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Hedera sinensis is a species in the genus Hedera which contains approximately 19 to 29 species and belongs to the family of the Araliaceae (Ginseng Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 1 to 3 metres.

Leaves

Hedera sinensis is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Hedera sinensis produces umbels of yellow five-stellate flowers from August to October.

The climbers carry black drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Hedera sinensis is native to the eastern Himalaya, Southwest China and Vietnam.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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