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Schisandra spp.

Schisandra sinensis by Doronenko (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





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A photo of Schisandra
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Schisandra Overview

A genus of twining, scrambling shrubs native to Asia and North America, they can be deciduous or evergreen with both monoecious and dioecious members. Commonly cultivated varieties are known as Magnolia vines and are grown for their colourful pendulous flowers and vivid fruits. They are tolerant of sun or shade and prefer a well-drained fertile soil.

How to propagate Schisandra


Greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Schisandra

Used for growing against shady walls and training up a pillar or trellis. Ornamental fruit.


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