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Schizophragma integrifolium - (Franch.)Oliv.

Common Name
Family Hydrangeaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky cliffs[11], sparse hillside forests and forest edges[147]. Dense to sparse forests in valleys or on mountain slopes or summits at elevations of 200 - 2000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - C. and W. China.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Schizophragma integrifolium


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Schizophragma integrifolium is a deciduous Climber growing to 12 m (39ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower in July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Ground Cover; North Wall. By. East Wall. By.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Carminative  Refrigerant

The root and the climbing stem are carminative and refrigerant[147, 218]. Activates blood circulation, strengthens muscles and bones[147].

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Other Uses

Plants can be allowed to sprawl and are then used as a ground cover for a shady position[208].

Special Uses

Ground cover

Cultivation details

Requires a moist leafy soil and some shade at the roots. An easily grown plant[1], it prefers a good loamy soil and plenty of moisture[11] but is not fussy[219]. Plants succeed in sun or shade[182], they flower better in a sunny position but will also succeed on a north-facing wall[188, 219]. In the hotter parts of Britain they prefer shade from the midday sun[219]. Tolerating temperatures down to about -10 to -15°c, this species is not reliably hardy in the coldest parts of the country[219]. Plants do not normally require pruning, though any unwanted growth can be removed in the winter[219]. Plants have a similar growth habit to ivy (Hedera helix) climbing trees by means of aerial roots or growing along the woodland floor[1, 182]. Plants might need some help to become attached in their early years[182].

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Propagation

Seed - sow late winter to early spring in a greenhouse. Germination is usually fair to very good[78]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for their first winter, planting them out in late spring or early summer. Layering in spring directly into pots. A fair to good percentage[78]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 4 - 5cm with a heel, July in a frame[1, 78]. Keep the cuttings moist[78].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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