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Schisandra

Schisandra spp.

Schisandra sinensis by Doronenko (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Schisandra Overview

A genus of twining, scrambling shrubs native to Asia and North America, they can be deciduous or evergreen with both monoecious and dioecious members. Commonly cultivated varieties are known as Magnolia vines and are grown for their colourful pendulous flowers and vivid fruits. They are tolerant of sun or shade and prefer a well-drained fertile soil.

How to propagate Schisandra

Cuttings

Greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Schisandra

Used for growing against shady walls and training up a pillar or trellis. Ornamental fruit.