Stachyurus praecox Sieb. & Zucc.
Stachyurus praecox(30672 bytes)
A medium-sized, erect shrub (until 2.5 m high) with hollow, green shoots. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate to ovate, until 15 cm long. Flowers are white with purple or red bracts. They are built in drooping, 3-10 cm long panicles in July to September. The fruits are first reddish- purple, shining, and at last black. Often the shrub freezes down, but is growing up again in spring.

Home: Japan

Other views: Racemes

Cultivated: Germany, France

Author: Ulrich Herzog

Not found! Ethnobotanical aspects of Stachyurus praecox by Plants for a future database

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