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Pentapanax castanopsisicola - CWJ12411

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Although I had seen this plant on several occasions during the course of our travels in Taiwan, it was not until 2007 that I was able to collect some of its purple fruit. Growing from the bough of a large ancient tree in the Long-Jen Valley south of Hualien near the east coast. Where this deciduous shrub with an intriguing habit appeared to be an aerial-rooting climber, but had started life as an epiphyte. Eventually sending roots all the way down to the ground and growing its own terrestrial roots (a hemi-epiphyte). With 7-foliate pinnate rounded leaves on long scandent branches and scattered terminal long branched panicles of fruit. Cultivate in a drained leafy soil with the base in shade (terrestrially) growing into the sun onto a suitable support or free standing, protect from severe f

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Araliaceae) Pentapanax castanopsisicola CWJ12411
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Green, Purple Summer, autumn medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Deciduous autumn colour Taiwan
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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