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Smilax china

China root

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height4m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow green

Description

Smilax china (China root). This is a deciduous climber, bearing oval leaves up to 8cm across. Small umbels of yellow-green flowers are produced in early spring to late spring, followed on female plants by red berries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Climber

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Frost hardiness varies greatly with the species. Propagate from seed, layers, semi-ripe cuttings or by dividing well-established plants.

Propagation

Propagate from seed, layers, semi-ripe cuttings or by dividing well-established plants.

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