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Schisandra

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Wu Wei Zi, Magnolia Vine, 5 Flavored Fruit, Matrimony Vine This deciduous climbing vine is native to East Asia. The dried fruits/berries are used in Chinese Medicine to treat a wide array of nervous conditions, while also supporting the endocrine system, the digestive system, and healthy liver and kidney function. Schisandra has adaptogenic, aphrodisiac and immune enhancing properties and is found in many Chinese formulas. This twining vine will spread laterally as well as up a trellis. Shiny green leaves look slightly like a magnolia but the flowers are smaller, pink to white blooms and eventually mature to bright red berries. Berry production usually begins after 3 to 5 years. Plant in partial shade in hot summer areas. Hardy perennial hardy to Zone 5.

Latin Name Schisandra chinensis
 
 
 
 
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