Ehretia dicksonii is a deciduous tree found in areas such as E. Asia - Japan and southern China. A member of the Ehretiaceae family, Ehretia dicksonii Hance does not go by a known (to us) common name. The tree can grow to a height of 10 meters and up to 10 meters wide. The preferred habitat of Warm rocky valleys in the warmer areas of C. and S. Japan[58]. In evergreen forests near the sea[275]., with LM soil and SN moisture levels. .

The plant is a zone 7 hardy plant that has no known (to us) medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of the plant is 0.

Ehretia dicksonii is 1 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 7 - 8, and which is pollinated by Insects.

The plant has an edibility rating of 2Fruit[105, 177]. No further details. The fruit is about 2 centimeters in diameter[200].

Cultivation tips: Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained sandy loam in a sunny position[200]. Requires a sheltered position[200]. Plants are shade tolerant in continental climates but they require more sun in maritime areas in order to ripen the wood[200]. Rich fertile soils tend to encourage soft sappy growth which is then subject to frost damage over winter[200]. Succeeds on chalky soils[200]. Mature plants are frost hardy, though young plants are often cut back by the frost[200]. The young growth in spring is also susceptible to frost-damage[K]. A tree was 6 metres tall at Kew in 1989[K]. This species closely resembles Ehretia macrophylla Wall. of
the E. Himalaya, but the latter has the thin chartaceous, narrower leaves without scabrous on the upper surface and with sparse pubescent hairs on the lower surface, and smaller drupes, ca. 8 mm in diam[275]. The flowers, which are borne on the ripened wood of the previous season's growth, emit a powerful spicy fragrance[245].

. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing it as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in late winter or early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.

Fruit[105, 177]. No further details. The fruit is about 2 centimeters in diameter[200].