Epaulette Tree (Pterostyrax corymbosa)

Halesia corymbosa. (Sieb.&Zucc.)Nichols.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Epaulette Tree
Pterostyrax corymbosa

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[179].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification at 5¡c[200]. 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 the late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Layering[200].
Requires a good loamy soil and a sunny position[1]. Requires a deep acid soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. A fast-growing tree[200]. Often confused with P. hispida[1]. Flowers are most abundantly produced on wood that was well-ripened the previous summer[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
E. Asia – China, Japan.

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