Eleutherococcus sieboldianus

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Eleutherococcus sieboldianus (Makino) Koidz.

Araliaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade - Exposure: shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: digitate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

154B / d3d429 

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

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus is a shrub.

Naming

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus was already described and the name validly published by Tomitarô Makino. It was Gen'ichi Koidzumi, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus is a species in the genus Eleutherococcus which contains approximately 51 to 53 species and belongs to the family of the Araliaceae (Ginseng Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1 to 2,5 metres. The plants reach a width of 2 to 3 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus is deciduous. The digitate leaves are alternate. The lanceolate leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus produces umbels of light yellow-green five-stellate flowers from June to July. The plants are hermaphroditic.

The shrubs carry black drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus is native to East China.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Suited as plant providing shelter for birds.

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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