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Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Schizophragma integrifolium.

Material uses

Plants can be allowed to sprawl and are then used as a ground cover for a shady position[1].
There are no material uses listed for Schizophragma integrifolium.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The root and the climbing stem are carminative and refrigerant[2][3]. Activates blood circulation, strengthens muscles and bones[2].

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Ecosystem niche/layer

Climber or Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover


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Seed - sow late winter to early spring in a greenhouse. Germination is usually fair to very good[4]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for their first winter, planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Layering in spring directly into pots. A fair to good percentage[4].

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 4 - 5cm with a heel, July in a frame[5][4]. Keep the cuttings moist[4].

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Requires a moist leafy soil and some shade at the roots. An easily grown plant[5], it prefers a good loamy soil and plenty of moisture[6] but is not fussy[7]. Plants succeed in sun or shade[8], they flower better in a sunny position but will also succeed on a north-facing wall[9][7]. In the hotter parts of Britain they prefer shade from the midday sun[7].

Tolerating temperatures down to about -10 to -15°c, this species is not reliably hardy in the coldest parts of the country[7]. Plants do not normally require pruning, though any unwanted growth can be removed in the winter[7].

Plants have a similar growth habit to ivy (Hedera helix) climbing trees by means of aerial roots or growing along the woodland floor[5][8]. Plants might need some help to become attached in their early years[8].


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Schizophragma integrifolium
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Flower Colour
    Flower Type


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    4. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
    5. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    7. ? Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (1983-00-00)
    8. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
    9. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
    10. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-200
    11. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)