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Mugwort - Tree

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This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Mugwort - Tree Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Artemisia verlotiorum

Mugwort Tree is a perennial growing to 1 - 2 meters high and 1.5 meters wide. It has several tall, green stems that are generally unbranched, but as the plant ages it may have several obvious stems. In some areas it may die back to the rootstock over winter and be considered semi- deciduous. When Mugwort Tree is not flowering it may be ‘chrysanthemum like’ in appearance.

The dull green leaves are deeply lobed and have a white underside. The lanceolate leaves are 5-10cm by 3-8cm wide and are lighter than the stem colour. The leaves have a strong aroma that is said to be more pleasant than Artemisia vulgaris, which is known as Common Mugwort or Common Wormwood, depending on the global region. The reddish coloured flowers are very small and appear in late summer and autumn, held on elongated, branching terminal spikes. They attract bees and insects, but seed is not produced.

Mugwort Tree may also be called Chinese Mugwort, due to its Asian origins. It prefers to grow on sandy riverbanks and is one of several species of Artemisia native to East Asia, including North Japan and China. It is naturalised in Great Britain and is widespread in Europe, North Africa, Central and East Asia. In Belgium and Great Britain, for example, it has been commonly recorded growing in wastelands. It may also be called ‘Verlot’s Mugwort’ because it was named for Jean Babtiste Verlot who first distinguished this plant from A. vulgaris, and also for his brother Pierre Bernard Verlot. Be careful not to confuse this plant with the smaller growing shrub called Tree Wormwood or Giant Mugwort (A. arborescens) and to distinguish it from A. vulgaris.

Growing Conditions

Mugwort Tree is useful as a hedge or windbreak due to both its size and fast growth rate. In some areas of the world it is considered a weed due to the spreading root habit. Artemisia verlotiorum is adaptable to most soils and conditions. It is widely naturalised in Eastern Australia and is considered a weed in some areas, because the underground rhizomes compete with other plants for space and moisture. The plant reproduces mainly by stolons and is capable of forming thick groups of plants. It is considered both drought and frost tender, reflecting its natural habitat near water.

Medicinal Uses

The leaves are said to be useful for worming animals.

A Note on the Wormwoods

Wormwood is the common name for many plants in the Artemisia genus, which has from 200-400 named species. Each species quite likely also has many synonyms. In many cases, the name wormwood is used interchangeably with mugwort, although they are two separate species. When looking for a specific plant, be sure to check for the scientific name so you can have some certainty.

The wormwoods are hardy, woody perennials that remain evergreen during warm winters. In colder regions they generally return in spring when the seasons change. Most are very hardy, having originated in arid or semi-arid regions with poor soils and limited moisture. Some of the plants in this genus do have greenish foliage, but many have silver - grey - white foliage and these are highly prized ornamental plants. They usually have insignificant flowers and many hybrids do not produce viable seed. Most are best propagated by cuttings.

The name Artemisia is from Ancient Greek used in Hellenistic cultures, where the Goddess Artemis was the goddess of the hunt, protector of the forest and children. Artemis was also a protector of women, particularly those experiencing childbirth. The goddess Artemis was also said to be the goddess of the herbalist. The term wormwood is from the Middle English wormwode or wermode, which was attributed to the plants antihelminthic attributes in helping to expel worms from the body.

Plants such as wormwood, mugwort and sagebrush are all known for their high essential oil content. All are well known, with a long tradition in magic and folklore, where they are used for both their natural and supernatural properties. In old times, hanging Artemisia on the door was a sign that a midwife or herbalist was in residence.

Further information on other wormwoods may be found at Roman Wormwood,Wormwood ‘Powis Castle’ and Camphor Wormwood.

 

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

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    10/08/2019
    Anonymous
    Live herb purchase

    I am slowly gathering a small array of herbs in my garden for both medicinal and smoking use. Mudbrick Herb Cottage is my go-to for the plant-lings because a) they have a good selection of specialised herbs, and b) they deliver healthy plants which come well prepared and packed for their journey... they care! :)

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Mugwort - Tree Review
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    09/12/2019
    Anonymous
    Mugwort seedling tree

    Great quality seedling. A very healthy plant, once repotted it has grown well. Great packaging and specialised for shipping, will be shopping with mud brick herb cottage again. You have a wide variety of healthy plants, some of which I couldn’t find elsewhere.

    J
    09/11/2019
    J.
    Great products

    Thank you for making the process of buying and planting herbs so easy -your range is fantastic !

    CL
    09/06/2019
    Charles L.
    Mugwort Purchase

    I thank you for this plant it arrived in very good condition & is growing nicely.

    SB
    08/05/2019
    Sheryl B.
    Amazing job

    I received my medicenal plant in an excellent condition with instructions and care with video to demonstrate how to do it..i love it very much..i feel like im just in Philippines..making my tea with it..thanks much mudbrick herb cottage..

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Mugwort - Tree Review