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A picture of a Chinese Magnolia Vine

Chinese Magnolia Vine

Schisandra rubriflora

Also known as

Magnolia Vine

Schisandra rubriflora HRM by Cillas (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Chinese Magnolia Vine Overview

This climbing shrub develops twining stems up to 8m. With smooth mid green leaves it produces deep crimson self fertile flowers in Summer that develop into pea sized red berries on dangling spikes.

Common problems with Chinese Magnolia Vine

Generally pest and disease free

    How to harvest Chinese Magnolia Vine

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Chinese Magnolia Vine


    Sow seed as soon as it is ripe.


    Take softwood cuttings in early summer or semi hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.

    Special features of Chinese Magnolia Vine

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive fruits

    Other uses of Chinese Magnolia Vine

    Suitable to be planted in wall side borders or grown as a screen in urban or cottage gardens.

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