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Schisandra henryi - C.B.Clarke.

Common Name
Family Schisandraceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets, in rich forests and woodland[109]. Forests, ravines, slopes and thickets at elevations of 500 - 2500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China from W. Hupeh to Szechwan.
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Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Schisandra henryi


Schisandra henryi

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Schisandra henryi is a deciduous Climber growing to 6 m (19ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is frost tender. It is in flower from April to May. 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

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

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[11, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a rich well-drained moisture retentive soil[11, 200]. Prefers a slightly acid soil but tolerates some alkalinity if plenty of organic matter is added to the soil[200]. Requires some protection from the most intense sunlight[200]. Plants succeed in quite deep shade and are suitable for north-facing walls[219]. Plants are intolerant of drought[K]. Plants are not very cold-hardy in Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -7°c[200]. They succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country, especially if given the protection of woodland or a wall[K]. The young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. A very ornamental plant[1], it climbs by twining around supports[188]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame[200, 238]. Pre-soak stored seed for 12 hours in warm water and sow in a greenhouse in the spring[238]. Germination can be slow and erratic. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for their first 2 years. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. 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

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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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