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Useful Temperate Plants

Callicarpa rubella

Lindl.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Callicarpa dielsii (H.Lév.) C.Pei

Callicarpa lasiantha Lem.

Callicarpa panduriformis H.Lév.

Callicarpa purpurea Lem.

Callicarpa sessilifolia Wall. ex Walp.

Callicarpa tenuiflora Champ. ex Benth.

Viburnum dielsii H.Lév.

Common Name:

No Image.

General Information

Callicarpa rubella is a shrub growing around 2 metres tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens, where it is valued especially for its colourful fruits.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southeast China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

Habitat

Thickets or mixed forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; at elevations from 100 - 3,500 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Callicarpa rubella is native from the warm temperate regions of southern China and through the tropics of southeast Asia. It is also found at elevations up to 3,500 metres. Careful selection of provenance should find forms able to withstand at least moderately cold winters.
Requires a sunny position or light dappled shade[
11
Title
Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement.
Publication
 
Author
Bean. W.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1981
ISBN
-
Description
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Prefers a highly fertile well-drained loamy soil[
11
Title
Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement.
Publication
 
Author
Bean. W.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1981
ISBN
-
Description
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Requires cross-pollination for good fruit production[
182
Title
Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos.
Publication
 
Author
Thomas. G. S.
Publisher
Murray
Year
1992
ISBN
0-7195-5043-2
Description
Contains a wide range of plants with a brief description, mainly of their ornamental value but also usually of cultivation details and varieties.
].
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the leaf, combined with Thuja orientalis, is used to treat haematemesis[
1120
Title
The medicinal uses of Callicarpa L. in traditional Chinese medicine: An ethnopharmacological, phytochemical and phar
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 146 (2013) 465-481
Author
Yanhua Tu, Lianna Sun, Meili Guo, Wansheng Chen
Publisher
Elsevier
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
A review of the Chinese species of Callicarpa used in medicine
].
The freshly mashed leaf is applied as a poultice on swellings, boils, fractures etc[
1120
Title
The medicinal uses of Callicarpa L. in traditional Chinese medicine: An ethnopharmacological, phytochemical and phar
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 146 (2013) 465-481
Author
Yanhua Tu, Lianna Sun, Meili Guo, Wansheng Chen
Publisher
Elsevier
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
A review of the Chinese species of Callicarpa used in medicine
].

A decoction of the root is used to treat irregular menstruation[
1120
Title
The medicinal uses of Callicarpa L. in traditional Chinese medicine: An ethnopharmacological, phytochemical and phar
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 146 (2013) 465-481
Author
Yanhua Tu, Lianna Sun, Meili Guo, Wansheng Chen
Publisher
Elsevier
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
A review of the Chinese species of Callicarpa used in medicine
]. Combined with Artemisis anamala, it is used to treat rheumatic fever, paralysis[
1120
Title
The medicinal uses of Callicarpa L. in traditional Chinese medicine: An ethnopharmacological, phytochemical and phar
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 146 (2013) 465-481
Author
Yanhua Tu, Lianna Sun, Meili Guo, Wansheng Chen
Publisher
Elsevier
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
A review of the Chinese species of Callicarpa used in medicine
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow late winter in a greenhouse[
78
Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
]. Only just cover the seed[
138
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Bird. R. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1989
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation.
]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18°c[
138
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Bird. R. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1989
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation.
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10cm long, mid summer in a frame. High percentage[
78
Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
].
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth with a heel[
78
Title
Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers.
Publication
 
Author
Sheat. W. G.
Publisher
MacMillan and Co
Year
1948
ISBN
-
Description
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.
] taken in early spring[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-08-22. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Callicarpa+rubella>

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