Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 6 months, cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: seed may start to germinate in cold strat., sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Introducing Eleutherococcus lasiogyne, also known as Kang Ding Wu Jia. This species belongs to the Araliaceae family and can be found in Scrub fields, forests, and roadsides at elevations between 2000-3400m. It is a tree, small or shrub, with branches that are either glabrous or with scattered recurved prickles. The petiole is 2-5cm long and glabrous; leaflets are ovate, oblong-ovate, or obovate-oblong, and range from 3-6cm in length. This plant produces a solitary umbel or small panicle of umbels with 1 to several umbels. The fruit is globose, slightly compressed laterally, and about 7-9mm in size.
Eleutherococcus lasiogyne has medicinal properties and is used in traditional medicine. The exact benefits of this plant have not been extensively studied, but research suggests it may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
If you are interested in seeing a picture of this unique plant, you can buy one from cfgphoto for $12.50. Overall, Eleutherococcus lasiogyne is a fascinating plant with potential health benefits favored by aficionados of traditional herbal remedies.