[nafex] Re: (Fwd) Sea Buckthorn,Blue Honeysuckle, Magnolia Vine (J. Van Hazi

Doreen Howard doreenh at ticon.net
Wed May 16 12:11:47 EDT 2001


I have a magnolia vine (Schizadra chinensis) and got it as a tiny plant from
Nichols Garden Nursery in Albany, OR.  The vine is slow to start.  I
understand once it takes hold it covers everything. I'm still waiting, but
it's only been in the ground 6 weeks. The berries can be used for a
caffeinated drink, and the white flowers are quite fragrant, I understand.
Doreen Howard

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From: Kelleher at gj.net <Kelleher at gj.net>
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 11:12 PM
Subject: [nafex] Re: (Fwd) Sea Buckthorn,Blue Honeysuckle, Magnolia Vine (J.
Van Hazi


>I have three of the blue Honeysuckle from "One Green World". The
>plants are very healthy and attractive, about 4 years old and 3-ft by
>2-ft.  I can't recommend them though because the production is so
>scanty.  I would be hard pressed to pick more than 1 or maybe 2 cups
>from the bushes...this is much less than the production I get off my
>currents and gooseberries.  The flavor is okay but not very
>distinctive...not as good as a real blueberry.  I remember some
>discussion that they may produce better in colder climates.  I'm in
>zone 6 Colorado with hot dry summers.  As for the magnolia vine I saw
>some interesting wild collected native varieties in the Heronswood
>catalogue http://www.heronswood.com/.  They also have some wild
>collected hardy kiwis.  They are selling them as ornamentals but they
>might be interesting for fruit/hybridization.
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>> In a Pomona Article 3 or 4 years ago ( I photocopied it from a NAFEX
>> friend but failed to record the issue]  by M.N.  PLekhanova on
>Genetic
>> Resources of Sea Buckthorn, Blue Honeysuckle, Viburnum, Actinidia,
>and
>> Schizandra in the USSR and their Utilization  ,  the author states
>> that " sea buckthorn is propagated by green and lignified cuttings"
>> and  Blue Honeysuckle "mainly by green cuttings".   Does anyone have
>> advice on techniques or references in English toward this end ?
>Also
>> Oregon Exotics sells seeds for Schizadra chinensis [Magnolia Vine]
>> also mentioned in that article.  Any experience on growing them from
>> seed?
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