Acanthopanax cuspidatus G.Hoo
Acanthopanax leucorrhizus (Oliv.) Harms
Acanthopanax leucorrhizus axillaritoment G.Hoo
Acanthopanax longipes Hand.-Mazz.
Eleutherococcus cuspidatus (G.Hoo) H.Ohashi
Eleutherococcus leucorrhizus is a deciduous shrub growing up to 4 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
E. Asia - China, ?Bhutan
Scrub fields, forests, forest margins in valleys; at elevations from 100 - 3,200 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Species in this genus are usually easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions. They generally grow best in a well-drained, open loamy soil, succeeding in full sun to moderate shade[
]. They tolerate poor soils and atmospheric pollution[
A very variable species, generally considered to comprise several varieties[
The plant has medicinal uses[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame[
]. It can be slow to germinate. Stored seed requires 6 months warm followed by 3 months cold stratification[
] and can be very slow to germinate[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for at least the first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[
Cuttings of ripe wood of the current season's growth, 15 - 30cm long in a cold frame[
Root cuttings in late winter[
Division of suckers in the dormant season[