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Climbing-magnolia Schisandra glabra

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Description

Bay Starvine is a native vine, the only of the Asian genus Schisandra. It sprawls or twines over shrubs or high up in the canopy of trees in woodland areas, bluffs and streambanks.  It has showy orange flowers and rarely seen red fruits (they are difficult to spot being so high up).  This native is highly threatened by non-native plants like Japanese Honeysuckle. NC Threatened species.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fall color#partial shade#partial sun#red flowers#piedmont#orange flowers#woody#spring flowers#fall interest#coastal#stream banks#moist soil#food source#NC native#well-drained soil#vines#summer flowers#woody vine#red fruits#native garden#attractive foliage#coastal plant#summer interest#coast#coastal areas#deciduous vine#spring interest#native vine#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#summer fruits#food source summer#early summer flowers#food source soft-mast fruit#fall color yellow#flowering vine#native#bird friendly#food source soft mast fruit#vine#part sun#part shade#flood tolerant#flowering#flower#flowers#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Schisandra
    Species:
    glabra
    Family:
    Schisandraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A., Mexico
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , FL , GA , KY , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds enjoy the fruits as a food source.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Colorful
    Screening
    Wildlife Food Source
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasional Flooding
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Bright red mature fruits. Red-brown seeds. Fruits from July to August in North Carolina.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Separate male and female flowers appear late spring to early summer. 5 fleshy dark orange tepals surrounded by 5 yellow-green tepals. In North Carolina, the flowers bloom from May to June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Elliptical-ovate to heart-shaped entire to slightly dentate margin 1"-6" long, 1/2"-4" wide. Yellow fall foliage.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Bark Description:
    Flaking dark gray brown
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Pith (Split Longitudinally):
    Continuous homogeneous
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Pith is tan, matures to dark brown, continuous. Young stems pale brown, smooth.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Slope/Bank
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Rain Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil