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Kadsura japonica

Japanese kadsura

A strong-growing, twining evergreen climber to 4m in height with oval to lance-shaped shiny dark green leaves. Flowers are small, cup-shaped, yellowish-white and appear from summer to autumn. These are followed by red fruits on female plants

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Sand
Loam
Chalk
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow White Green
Autumn Yellow White Green Red
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Schisandraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Kadsura are dioecious, evergreen climbing shrubs with twining stems, simple glossy leaves and solitary cup-shaped flowers followed by fleshy, blackberry-like fruits

Name status

Correct

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, moist soil in sun or part-shade

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Climber and wall shrubs
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 12 in winter

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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