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Genus of about 23 species of twining, woody, monoecious or dioecious, deciduous or evergreen climbers from woodland in eastern Asia, with one species from southeastern USA.

Brightly coloured fruits are dependent on both male and female plants of dioecious plants being grown.

The Chinese name, wu wèi zi reflects the basic 5 flavours, salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy) and bitter.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - woody, dioecious or monoecious climbers
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - eastern Asia
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Schisandra - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of SCHISANDRA

SCHISANDRA chinensis

SCHISANDRA chinensis  >

White or pale pink flowers on drooping stalks in spring.
£20.00 each

SCHISANDRA grandiflora   AWARD

SCHISANDRA grandiflora  >

A rare species with leathery leaves and conspicuous veins. White or pale pink flowers
£17.50 each

SCHISANDRA sphenanthera

SCHISANDRA sphenanthera  >

Twiner with flowers of greenish outer and terracotta inner tepals
£17.50 each

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