Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days, [longer stratification,150 days, can increase germination ]
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for an ornamental plant that is also useful? Look no further than Aralia Chinensis, also known as Chinese Angelica Tree or Dimorphanthus. Native to China, this deciduous shrub or small tree grows up to 7m tall and blooms with pink or white flowers in late summer. The young shoots are edible and can be cooked or used in salads. The stem and root have medicinal properties and are used as a warming painkilling herb in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and dysmenorrhoea. However, caution is advised with the bark, which is slightly poisonous. This plant prefers a good deep loam and a semi-shady position, making it suitable for borders, containers, massing, rock gardens, and woodland gardens. Propagation is easy with seed, root cuttings, or division of suckers. Don't miss out on this versatile and attractive addition to your garden!