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Schisandra grandiflora (Vine schisandra)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
6m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Schisandra grandiflora

Other names

Vine schisandra

Genus

Schisandra Schisandra

Species

Schisandra grandiflora - Schisandra grandiflora is a deciduous, leathery leaved, twining climber lance shaped, dark green leaves that turn yellow before falling in autumn. In spring and summer it bears hanging white flowers.


Schisandra grandiflora is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Beautifully scented flowers.

Habit

Twining, Climbing

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering


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Where to grow

Schisandra grandiflora (Vine schisandra) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Ideal for a shady position in moist, well drained soil. Dislikes drying out. Reasonably hardy but more suitable to a sheltered position. Requires some protection from frosts.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Schisandra grandiflora

Other names

Vine schisandra

Genus

Schisandra Schisandra

Species

Schisandra grandiflora - Schisandra grandiflora is a deciduous, leathery leaved, twining climber lance shaped, dark green leaves that turn yellow before falling in autumn. In spring and summer it bears hanging white flowers.

Native to

Asia

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Beautifully scented flowers.

Habit

Twining, Climbing


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Schisandra grandiflora (Vine schisandra) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Ideal for a shady position in moist, well drained soil. Dislikes drying out. Reasonably hardy but more suitable to a sheltered position. Requires some protection from frosts.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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