Prinsepia uniflora is a thorny, dense shrub growing from 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Leaves are dark green, not as densely foliated as Prinsepia sinensis, and the flowers are small and white, in clusters of 1 to 3, on the previous years wood. Fruits are dark purple-red, 1/2 inch wide, and hang from the branches attractively, edible.
Makes a fine hedge or screen.
Info source: backyardgardener.com
Genus - Prinsepia
Species - Uniflora
Common name - Hedge Prinsepia
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 6' / 1.80 m
Spread - 9' / 3 m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Light (sandy), medium (loamy), heavy (clay)
Water requirements - Average, Wet
Landscape uses - Edible fruits. Makes a fine hedge or screen.
Germination rate - 80%
Bloom season - April - May
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Green / White
|Germination||1. Soak for a few hours in warm water.|
2. Cold/moist stratify for 2 months at +2-+4C in the refrigerator (use moist vermiculite or other sterile soil and zip lock air tight bags).
Also seed could be sown outside in autumn if possible, otherwise in late winter or early spring in a cold frame in light shade.
Germination may be inhibited by light.
Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle into individual pots. Grow them on in a greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter and plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.