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Elaeodendron sp., False Olive
Elaeodendron orientale

Elaeodendron sp.

False Olive
Family: Celastraceae
Origin: South America, South Africa
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Elaeodendron quadrangulatum is an attractive, evergreen tree. Leaves are glabrous, elliptic to ovate.

Elaeodendron quadrangulatum is very similar to Elaeodendron croceum (Saffron Wood) from South Africa. Saffron Wood is medium evergreen tree to tall with a neat, upright shape. The bark is grayish, with a conspicuous layer of a powdery yellow pigment in the freshly exposed bark.





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Elateriospermum tapos , Kra, Perah, Tapos

Elateriospermum tapos

Kra, Perah, Tapos
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

A tree of value. The seeds are mainly used, but are usually poisonous (cyanide) when fresh (though a few races are without cyanide). The seeds can be eaten cooked or roasted, but too much may cause dizziness.





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Elettaria cardamomum, Cardamom, Malabar Cardamom, Ceylon Cardamom

Elettaria cardamomum

Cardamom, Malabar Cardamom, Ceylon Cardamom
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: SW India
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantDeciduousSpice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cardamom makes an attractive addition to the subtropical landscape.

Cardamom is a principal ingredient in curry powders, and is used to flavor confectioneries, liqueurs and chewing gums.





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Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus., Panax sessiliflorus, Thorny Ginseng

Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus., Panax sessiliflorus

Thorny Ginseng
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: China
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Thorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time


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Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus, Five-fingered Aralia
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus

Five-fingered Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Elegant, upright growing deciduous shrub with arching stems. Excellent foliage for shade gardens, shrub borders, perennial border backgrounds or foundations.



Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus, Five-fingered Aralia
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus, Five-fingered Aralia
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'


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