Chinese Parasol Tree, Chinese Parasoltree, Wutong Firmiana simplex - Sterculia platanifolia
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Chinese Parasol Tree, Chinese Parasoltree, Wutong
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In Stock: 2.11 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The Chinese parasol tree or wutong , Chinese : ?? ?? , ( Firmiana simplex , syn. Hibiscus collinus Roxb. , Hibiscus simplex L. , Firmiana platanifolia , or Sterculia platanifolia L.f. ) is an ornamental plant or tree of the cacao, or chocolate, of the family Sterculiaceae of the order Malvales , native to Asia
* It is grown as an ornamental in warm regions of North America . more...
* A fibre is obtained by retting the bark. It is used for coarse cordage and cloth. A hair wash is made fromthe leaves and fibre. The wood is used for making furniture and coffins.
* The seed is antiphlogistic, expectorant and refrigerant. A decoction of the roots isused to reduce swellings. A lotion of the leaves is used in the treatment of carbuncles, haemorrhoids and sores. more...