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Rhamnus grandiflora is a Deciduous Shrub up to 4.00 metres tall.
It has edible uses.
Although no specific mention of toxicity has been found for this species, there is the suggestion that some members of this genus could be mildly poisonous[
W. Asia - Caucasus to N. Iran.
Under forests on gentle slopes or in thickets at elevations of 1000 - 1800 metres in China[
We have very little information on this species but it is growing well at the Hillier Arboretum in Hampshire and seems very healthy. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any reasonably good soil[
The species in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
This species produces large crops of blackcurrant-sized fruits regularly at Kew and other sites. They have a reasonable flavour and are worthy of further investigation into potential edibility[
]. The fruit is 3 - 5mm in diameter[
Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed will require 1 - 2 months cold stratification at about 5° and should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame or outdoor seedbed[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, autumn in a frame.
Layering in early spring[