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

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Wed May 16 12:32:43 EDT 2001


Schizandra is a woodland plant and requires shade to do well.  The best one
I ever saw was in full shade under (and on) a tree.  The fruit is called
"five flavor fruit" though I can only get a sort of lemon and pepper taste
from it.  The Chinese use the acidity of it with other fruit that lacks
acid.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, more, plus word on my grape book at
http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom  


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>From: "Doreen Howard" <doreenh at ticon.net>
>To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: (Fwd) Sea Buckthorn,Blue Honeysuckle, Magnolia
Vine (J. Van Hazi
>Date: Wed, May 16, 2001, 9:11 AM
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>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
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>>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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