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Yellow wood

Zanthoxylum spp.

Also known as

Prickly ash

Starr 060325-6755 Zanthoxylum kauaense by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

3m

Min

Flowering

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Yellow wood Overview

There are more than 250 species in this genus of bushy, spiny deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees. Native to warm temperate and subtropical regions around the world, they are cultivated for their aromatic bark and leaves, and are widely used in Asia in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Several species are also commonly grown as Bonsai specimens.

How to propagate Yellow wood

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn.

Cuttings

Root cuttings in late winter.

Other uses of Yellow wood

Grown for their fruits, aromatic foliage and habit. The bark has medicinal use.

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