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Zone:  4-8

Vine length:  7-9 m (20-30 ft)

Spread:   1 m (3-4 meters or 10-13 feet trained up on T-trellis)

Bloom:  Small white tube flowers in spring (see Plant Info)

Foliage:  Dark green, glossy leaves

Fruit:  Clusters of brilliant coral-red berries (see Plant Info)

Light:  Part shade to full shade

Water:  Moderate; drought tolerant once established

Soil:  Tolerant of all types, but prefers moist, well-drained

Garden locations:  Support in semi-shade; develops substantial root system that can compete with adjacent plantings.

Schisandra chinensis (Five-flavor berry)