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E. gracilistylus
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Eleutherococcus (syn. Acanthopanaxwp) (acanthos, thorn, and panax, a prickly panax-like plant). Hardy trees or shrubs, cultivated chiefly for their ornamental foliage.

Branches and sts. usually prickly: lvs. alternate, long-petioled, palmately lobed or digitate, deciduous: fls. small, usually greenish, perfect or polygamous, in umbels, sometimes forming large terminal panicles; calyx-teeth minute; petals and stamens 5, rarely 4; ovary 2-5-celled; styles 2—5, free or connate: fr. a black, 2-5-seeded berry.—More than 15 species in Cent, and E. Asia and in the Himalayas.

The members of this genus are trees or large shrubs with stout, usually prickly branches and large, palmately lobed or digitate leaves, small greenish flowers in umbels, sometimes forming large terminal panicles, followed by small black berries.

For cultivation of Eleutherococcus, see the genus Aralia. The species described below are hardy except E. pentaphyllum, which is tender north of Massachusetts, and E. trifoliatum and E. setchuenense, which are probably still more tender.

Propagation is by seeds, to be sown as soon as received, or stratified and sown in spring; they germinate irregularly and may lie two years; also propagated by root-cuttings with bottom heat, and by soft-wood cuttings taken from forced plants; A. pentaphyllum grows also from cuttings of ripened wood.CH

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