Schisandra – Eastern Prince
Schisandra’s snow-white flowers are followed by striking, crimson berries which have a tart and very distinctive taste and aroma. The fruit makes tasty, vitamin-rich juice and preserves, and the dried leaves, shoots, and roots are used to make a refreshing and stimulating tea.
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A selection of self-fertile Magnolia Vine from the Vavilov Institute at Vladivostok, Eastern Prince Schisandra Vine bears good crops of large, tasty fruit. Eastern Prince Schisandra Vine is hardy to minus 37C, and is rated for USDA Zone 3. This particular variety bears clusters of lightly fragrant, magnolia-like flowers. The snow-white flowers are followed by striking, crimson berries which have a tart and very distinctive taste and aroma. The fruit makes tasty, vitamin-rich juice and preserves, and the dried leaves, shoots, and roots are used to make a refreshing and stimulating tea.
Native to China and Russia, these beautiful vines are valued for their attractive flowers, foliage and fruit. One plant can bear up to 20 lbs. of fruit, which makes tasty and nutritious juice. Very popular in Chinese medicine, all parts of the plants are used medicinally.
Schisandra Vines like some shade and well-drained soil with plenty of moisture. They can grow 8ft. or more in width and begin blooming 2-3 years after planting. Flowers appear in April, the fruit ripens in September, and the plants are not bothered by pest or diseases.
Latin Name: Schisandra chinensis
Site and Soil: Magnolia Vine likes partial shade and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Eastern Prince is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Magnolia Vine is hardy to minus 37 C.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in width on fence, arbor, trellis or other support.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Schisandra Vines are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3