Hinton Ampner Garden

Schisandra sphenanthera


The east wall of the Tea Room


A hardy deciduous climber native to China growing to 7 m. The flowers are scarlet borne on pendulous stalks in late spring followed by red fruit. The plant is not self-fertile and male and female plants are required to set seed.

Site and Care:

Grow in well drained moist soil of any type in full or partial shade. Pruning is only necessary to maintain shape and should be carried out after flowering. Propagation is difficult by softwood or cuttings in summer.