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Useful Temperate Plants

Pteroceltis tatarinowii

Maxim.

Ulmaceae

+ Synonyms

Ulmus cavaleriei H.Lév.

Common Name:

Pteroceltis tatarinowii
Botanical specimen in the Morris Arboretum, 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Photograph by: Daderot
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Pteroceltis tatarinowii Pteroceltis tatarinowii Pteroceltis tatarinowii

General Information

Pteroceltis tatarinowii is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 20 metres tall. The bole can be 70 - 100cm in diameter, sometimes more[
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, and also often cultivated in China, as a source of a fine quality timber, oil and a fibre that is used to make Xuan paper, a form of rice paper valued for its softness, strength and durability[
1218
Title
Biomass production and bark yield in the plantations of Pteroceltis tatarinowii
Publication
Biomass and Bioenergy 26 (2004) 319-328
Author
Shengzuo Fang; Guangyou Li; Xiangxiang Fu
Website
http:// www.sciencedirect.com
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
Available for download on the Internet
].

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 - northern and central China

Habitat

Mountainous regions on limestone, river and stream banks; at elevations from 100 - 1,500 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

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Pteroceltis tatarinowii is a very cold-tolerant plant, able to withstand winter temperatures falling to around 25°c[
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.
]. It is also quite versatile, and is grown in subtropical regions of China with a humid climate; a mean annual precipitation of 1,300 - 1,600mm of which about one half occurs during the growing season. The frost-free period is about 230 days every year, mean annual air temperature is 15°c[
1218
Title
Biomass production and bark yield in the plantations of Pteroceltis tatarinowii
Publication
Biomass and Bioenergy 26 (2004) 319-328
Author
Shengzuo Fang; Guangyou Li; Xiangxiang Fu
Website
http:// www.sciencedirect.com
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
Available for download on the Internet
].
Succeeds in any reasonably good soil, preferring a good fertile well-drained loamy soil[
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.
]. Succeeds on dry gravels and on sandy soils[
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.
]. Established plants are very drought resistant[
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.
].
The tree is grown as an ornamental[
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.
], and is often grown in plantations for the fibre from its bark which is used to make xuan paper[
1218
Title
Biomass production and bark yield in the plantations of Pteroceltis tatarinowii
Publication
Biomass and Bioenergy 26 (2004) 319-328
Author
Shengzuo Fang; Guangyou Li; Xiangxiang Fu
Website
http:// www.sciencedirect.com
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
Available for download on the Internet
].
Plants respond well to coppicing[
1218
Title
Biomass production and bark yield in the plantations of Pteroceltis tatarinowii
Publication
Biomass and Bioenergy 26 (2004) 319-328
Author
Shengzuo Fang; Guangyou Li; Xiangxiang Fu
Website
http:// www.sciencedirect.com
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
Available for download on the Internet
].
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

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

Where growing wild, the plant is seen as an indicator of limestone soils[
1218
Title
Biomass production and bark yield in the plantations of Pteroceltis tatarinowii
Publication
Biomass and Bioenergy 26 (2004) 319-328
Author
Shengzuo Fang; Guangyou Li; Xiangxiang Fu
Website
http:// www.sciencedirect.com
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
Available for download on the Internet
].

Other Uses

A fibre obtained from the bark is used in the manufacturing of Xuan Paper[
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.
]. Xuan paper is a form of rice paper, produced on a large scale in China, and valued for its strength, softness and durability[
1218
Title
Biomass production and bark yield in the plantations of Pteroceltis tatarinowii
Publication
Biomass and Bioenergy 26 (2004) 319-328
Author
Shengzuo Fang; Guangyou Li; Xiangxiang Fu
Website
http:// www.sciencedirect.com
Publisher
 
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
Available for download on the Internet
].

An oil is extracted from the seeds[
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.
]. No details are given as to whether the oil is edible or its other uses.

The tree has a good quality timber[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[
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.
]. Stored seed is best given 2 - 3 months cold stratification and then sown late winter/early spring 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.
,
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.
]. Germination rates are usually good, though the stored seed might take 12 months or more to germinate. The seed can be stored for up to 5 years[
113
Title
The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation.
Publication
 
Author
Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W.
Publisher
Athens Ga. Varsity Press
Year
1987
ISBN
0942375009
Description
A very detailed book on propagating trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots. The leaves of seedlings often have a lot of white patches without chlorophyll, this is normal and older plants produce normal green leaves. Grow the seedlings on in a cold frame for their first winter, and plant them out in the following late spring or early summer[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. Give them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors.
Cuttings
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-12-05. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Pteroceltis+tatarinowii>

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