[nafex] Re: (Fwd) Sea Buckthorn,Blue Honeysuckle, Magnolia Vine (J. Van Hazi
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.
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.
>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.
>> 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
>> Resources of Sea Buckthorn, Blue Honeysuckle, Viburnum, Actinidia,
>> 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 ?
>> Oregon Exotics sells seeds for Schizadra chinensis [Magnolia Vine]
>> also mentioned in that article. Any experience on growing them from
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