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Schisandra grandiflora is a deciduous Climber found in areas such as E. Asia - China to the Himalayas. A member of the Schisandraceae family, Schisandra grandiflora (Wall.)Hook.f.&Thoms does not go by a known (to us) common name. The Climber can grow to a height of 6 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of Mixed forests and shrubberies at elevations of 1700 - 3300 metres in the Himalayas[51, 272]., with LMH soil and S moisture levels. .
The plant is a zone 8 hardy plant that has no known (to us) medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of the plant is 0.
Schisandra grandiflora is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 4 - 5.
The plant has an edibility rating of 4Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 105, 177]. A pleasantly acid flavour, they make a nice dessert fruit[K]. The fruit is about 6mm in diameter and is borne in a grape-like bunch about 12 centimeters long.
Cultivation tips: Prefers a rich well-drained moisture retentive soil[11, 200]. The plant prefers a slightly acid soil but tolerates some alkalinity if plenty of organic matter is added to the soil. Requires some protection from the most intense sunlight. The plant prefers light shade but tolerates full sun if the soil is reliably moist and the roots are in shade. Plants are intolerant of drought[K]. The fully dormant plant is hardy to about -15°c, though the young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. Plants are of slow to
moderate growth rate. The shoots are semi-twining, but plants often require some support by tying . The plant in. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. Another report says that the plants are monoecious (male and female flowers are separate but are found on the same plant).
. The plant should best be propagated by 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. 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 - 8 centimeters with a heel, August in a frame. Overwinter in the greenhouse and plant out in late spring[11, 78]. Good percentage. Layering of long shoots in the autumn.
Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 105, 177]. A pleasantly acid flavour, they make a nice dessert fruit[K]. The fruit is about 6mm in diameter and is borne in a grape-like bunch about 12 centimeters long.