Perennial shrub or small tree. Native to the Missouri Ozarks.
The leaves make an astringent and haemostatic wash for wounds and varicosities.
Excellent as a sitz bath for post-partum tears or perineal stitches. Cultivation:
This is some of the prettiest seed we’ve ever seen--elongated and shiny
black. Sow seed in very sandy soil in fall or very early spring.
Requires at least 8 weeks of cold conditioning before it will sprout.
Very vigorous seedlings should be grown out for a year in gallon pots before
transplanting to the landscape. Prefers dryish, sandy or even rocky
soil, partial shade to full sun, with moderate watering. Grows from
9 to 15 feet tall at maturity.
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