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Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 6.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - W. Himalayas.
Forest undergrowth, 1500 - 2100 metres[
]. Abundant on north-facing slopes, often forming pure stands[
An easily grown plant, succeeding in almost any soil, including limey ones[
], in sun or part shade[
], but it is liable to damage from late frosts[
]. Prefers a good deep fertile loam[
]. Prefers acid soils but it shows a good tolerance of alkaline and chalky soils[
], except very shallow soils over chalk[
The dormant plant is hardy to about -20°c[
The branches are very strong and flexible. They are used in basket making and can also be twisted together into thick ropes for making bridges[
Wood - hard, heavy, very close grained. Used for walking sticks, tent pegs, axe handles etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn. It can take 18 months to germinate[
]. Sow stored seed as soon as it is received in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[
Layering in mid spring. Takes 12 months[
]. Very high percentage.