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Kadsura coccinea - (Lemaire.)A.C.Sm.

Common Name
Family Schisandraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests at elevations of 1500 - 2000 metres in Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces[266].
Range E. Asia - China.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Kadsura coccinea


Kadsura coccinea

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Kadsura coccinea is an evergreen Climber. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from August to November. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). . The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The red to dark purple fruit is 6 - 10 cm in diameter, or sometimes larger[266].

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Medicinal Uses

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Aphrodisiac  Pectoral  Sedative  Tonic

The roasted fruit is a sedative[218]. The seed is aphrodisiac, pectoral and tonic[61, 218].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It might be no more than a synonym of Schisandra chinensis. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a sheltered position in a moderately fertile well-drained neutral to acid soil200]. Prefers a position in semi-shade[219]. Flowers are produced on the current year's growth[219]. Plants do not really require pruning[219]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed and fruit is required.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - best sown when it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out in early summer and give some protection for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, August in a frame. Overwinter in the greenhouse and plant out in late spring[11, 78]. Good percentage[78]. Layering of long shoots in the autumn[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Kadsura heteroclita Climber10.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Kadsura japonica Climber3.5 6-9  LMHSNM21 
Kadsura longepedunculata Climber3.5 -  LMHSNM22 
Kadsura oblongifolia Climber0.0 -  LMHSNM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Lemaire.)A.C.Sm.

Botanical References

266

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