Grewia chanetii H.Lév.
Grewia glabrescens Benth.
Grewia parviflora Bunge
Grewia tenuifolia Kanehira & Sasaki
Grewia biloba is a deciduous shrub or small tree that usually grows around 50 - 100cm tall but can reach 400cm[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Grewia biloba has a very wide distribution, large population, is not currently experiencing any major threats and no significant future threats have been identified. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2018)[
E. Asia - E. China, Korea.
Rocky places by roadsides[
Grewia biloba is very tolerant of winter cold and can withstand temperatures down to about -30°c[
]. However, one report says that this species is not very hardy in maritime climates, preferring the hotter summers that are common in more continental climates in order to fully ripen its wood[
Succeeds in most soils[
Fruit. No more details. The red fruit is about 10mm in diameter[
]. The report was for the vor parviflora (Bunge) Hand.-Mazz.
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in late winter 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 at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.