A rare and beautiful deciduous climber native to Southern and Western China, Schisandra sphenanthera has eye-catching orange-red flowers.
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A rare and beautiful deciduous climber native to Southern and Western China, Schisandra sphenanthera has eye-catching orange-red flowers. The flowers are 2 cm or so in diameter and appear in early summer.
A lovely, unusual climber ideal for a position in full sun or light shade up trellis, wires or established trees.
- Position: Sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Schisandra sphenanthera requires a warm position with shelter from cold winter winds.
- Flowering Period: May - June.
- Flower Colour: Orange-red.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Schisandra sphenanthera is a medium sized climbing plant which requires support as it will not self-cling.
- Height: 5 m (16 ft)
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
- Notes: Schisandra sphenanthera dislikes drying out and will generally not grow well in very free draining, dry soils.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Climber - Medium (10 - 20 ft)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Scented, Rare and Unusual
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