Schisandra chinensis is native to parts of Eastern Asia and a lovely unusual large climber with very pale pink to white flowers on long stalks in early summer.
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Schisandra chinensis is native to parts of Eastern Asia and a lovely unusual large climber with very pale pink to white flowers on long stalks in early summer. The flowers are lightly fragrant and the leaves are mid green in colour.
A lovely, unusual climber ideal for a position in full sun or light dappled shade up trellis, wires or established trees.
- Position: Sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Schisandra chinensis requires a warm position with shelter from cold winter winds.
- Flowering Period: May - June.
- Flower Colour: White.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Schisandra chinensis is a medium to large sized climbing plant which requires support as it will not self-cling.
- Height: 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft)
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
- Notes: Schisandra chinensis dislikes drying out and will generally not grow well in very free draining, dry soils.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Climber - Medium (2.5m - 4m), Climber - Large (4m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Flowers in Summer, Scented, Rare and Unusual