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Schisandra rubriflora - (Franch.)Rehder.&E.H.Wilson.
                 
Common Name
Family Schisandraceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests and shrubberies to 3300 metres. in the Himalayas[51].
Range E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
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Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary

Schisandra rubriflora


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Physical Characteristics
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Schisandra rubriflora is a deciduous Climber growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are 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 semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
S. rubriflora. Rehd.&Wils.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; East Wall. By.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 105, 177]. Delicious[K]. The fruit is about 6mm in diameter and is borne in a grape-like bunch about 12cm long[200].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
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]. Prefers light shade but tolerates full sun if the soil is reliably moist and the roots are in shade[202]. Plants are intolerant of drought[K]. The fully dormant plant is hardy to about -15°c[184], though the young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. Plants are of slow to moderate growth rate[202]. The shoots are semi-twining, but plants often require some support buy tying the plant in[202]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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