Chinese Magnolia-vine, Chinese Magnolia Vine, Five Flavor Fruit Schisandra chinensis - Kadsura chinensis, Maximowiczia amurensis, Maximowiczia chinensis, Maximowiczia japonica, Sphaerostema japonicum

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Botanical Name:

Schisandra chinensis







Common Name:

Chinese Magnolia-vine, Chinese Magnolia Vine, Five Flavor Fruit

Seeds Per Pound:
3.53 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
20-25 feet
Collection Locale:
Crop Year:
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In Stock: 3.53 lb
  • Schisandra chinensis Dry Berries

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 12 seeds)
10 gram (~ 134 seeds)
1 oz (~ 381 seeds)
4 oz (~ 1525 seeds)
1 lb (~ 6100 seeds)
1 kg (~ 13448 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Schisandra chinensis ( pinyin : literally "five flavor berry") is a deciduous woody vine native to forests of Northern China and the Russian Far East. It is hardy in USDA Zone 4 . The plant likes some shade with moist, well-drained soil. The species itself is dioecious , thus flowers on a female plant will only produce fruit when fertilized with pollen from a male plant. However, there is a hybrid selection titled "Eastern Prince" which has perfect flowers and is self-fertile. Gardeners should beware that seedlings of "Eastern Prince" are sometimes sold under the same name but are typically single-sex plants. more...
* A twining vine grown for its clusters of red fruit in fall, 4" shiny leaves, 1/2" white or pink fragrant flowers in small clusters, need both sexes to produce fruit, native to China. more...
* The following report is for S. chinensis. This species is used for similar purposes in southern China. Wu Wei Zi is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. It is an excellent tonic and restorative, helping in stressful times and increasing zest for life. It is considered to be a substitute for ginseng and is said to be a tonic for both the male and the female sex organs. The fruit is antitussive, aphrodisiac, hepatic, astringent, cardiotonic, cholagogue, expectorant, hypotensive, lenitive, nervine, pectoral, sedative, stimulant and tonic. Low doses of the fruit are said to stimulate the central nervous system whilst large doses depress it. more...