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SCHISANDRA chinensis

White or pale pink flowers on drooping stalks in spring.
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - elliptic to obovate, minutely-toothed, glossy, dark-green leaves to 14cm (5½in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • White - white or pale pink
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • 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 - twining, woody climber with red shoots. Produces small clusters of flowers to 2cm (¾in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - dioecious, so plants of each gender are required for the production of fruit.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern Asia
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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Schisandra - Growing Guide

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