Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a hardy deciduous shrub that also boasts of medicinal benefits? Alangium platanifolium is the perfect choice! This shrub can grow up to 3m by 2m and is hardy in zone 8. It blooms beautiful hermaphrodite flowers from June to July. The root of the plant is traditionally used in the treatment of rheumatism and other bone diseases. It is also known to have antirheumatic properties. In addition, the leaves of the plant can be cooked and eaten. Alangium platanifolium prefers moist soil and a sheltered position with full sun. This species is closely related to A. chinense and has great potential for cultivation. Consider adding Alangium platanifolium to your woodland garden or dappled shade, and enjoy its beauty and health benefits.