Schisandra plant, Schisandra chinensis, is utilised in Chinese medicine as an immune enhancing herb and to treat nervous conditions. Sometimes referred to as “Chinese Prozac”. Folk use as an aphrodisiac. Schisandra plant is native to Korea, Manchuria, northeastern China and Japan and prefers well drained soils in a protected, part-shaded position. Fragrant pink and white flowers give way to bright red fruit. Drought and frost resistant. A perennial, deciduous, woody vine, growing to 8m.
The plants offered are self fertile, with male and female flowers occurring on the same plant. Good fruit production generally requires more than one plant to increase the likelihood that both male and female flowers are open at the same time.