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A species of flowering plants of the genus Lemongrass (Schisandra) of the Lemongrass family (Schisandraceae). Deciduous liana up to 10-15 m long, in northern areas rarely exceeds 4 m in length. The stem is up to 2 cm in diameter, curling on a support, covered with wrinkled, flaky, dark brown bark. Shoots with smooth yellowish bark.
The leaves are elliptical or obovate, 5-10 cm long, 3-5 cm wide. They have a wedge-shaped base and a pointed tip, indistinctly toothed along the edge, slightly fleshy, glabrous above, dark green, pale below, with weak pubescence along the veins. Petioles are pinkish-red, 2-3 cm in length. Both leaves and stems emit a lemon smell.
Chinese lemongrass is a monoecious plant, the flowers are bisexual. However, in some years there may be only male flowers on the vine. The flowers are up to 1.5 cm in diameter, with a distinct aroma, white, but by the end of the flowering period they turn pink, crowded at the base of one-year twigs 3-5 from one leaf axils, on independent drooping pedicels 1-4 cm long.
After flowering, the flower grows younger, a racemose multi-berry collection up to 10 cm long is formed from one flower, planted with juicy red berries.
The flowering period in May - June lasts 10-14 days. Pollinated by insects, including bees collecting nectar and pollen. Honey plant. Lemongrass fruits ripen in September. Partially remain hanging in winter. In the northern regions, it almost does not bear fruit.
It is light-loving, but at an early age it withstands strong and prolonged shading. It can grow on poor podzolized loam and sandy loam floodplain soils. Optimal for growth and fruiting are the drained soils of the valleys of small mountain rivers and streams.
Stagnant waterlogging and waterlogging does not tolerate. It does not tolerate both the lack of moisture in the soil and the dryness of the air (the leaves wither). It is quite resistant to frost, only sometimes spring frosts beat the blooming leaves.