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Kadsura coccinea

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caibe starts with ...
Hi Linton,

May I ask with your Kadsura coccinea plants, did you bring your plants inside or cover to protect these plants from the Melbourne Winter cold?

Have you manage to have fruit set yet this year?

Have a good day.

Thanks

Caibe
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Linton says...
There's no need to bring Kadsura vines inside over winter as they are completely cold hardy and not fazed by low temps. The only thing they don't like are hot dry winds and strong sun in Summer so I keep them under some trees in full shade which also offers some protection.

They have flowered last summer but didn't set fruit. Please advise whereabouts are you and what are your conditions like? Cheers!
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caibe says...
Hi Linton,

Many thanks for your reply. I appreciated very much.
A little bird told me that you need at least 2 plants and also these plants produces fruits very similar to custard apple so you may have to hand pollinate the flowers.

I am thinking of growing this species but not sure the weather is right in my area of Trentham, very cold and frosty.

By the way I have not started yet and not sure if it is good idea to plant this kind of plant in my area or not. Also how hard to find seeds or plants to start with is another thing?.

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Linton says...
Hay Caibe

So far it has got down to 2 deg C here and the Kadsura plants are still thriving so they are more cold hardy than you might think. I realise it gets colder than that in Trentham and wouldn't suggest that you plant them out in a paddock where the frost can get to them. But I think they would do alright if you can grow them in a protected spot or you could always cover them in winter with some frost cloth.

I've just started some more plants by cuttings and they all seem to have taken easily so might have some spare ones in the near future. If you wish to discuss further please email or pm.

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Grant says...
Hi Linton

Glad to hear you’re having success with the Kadsura. I would be very keen to buy a couple of plants off you when ready, I have one growing slowly and need a couple of mates for it. I don’t have your email address and have never known how to pm on this site though.
Mine is canvo (numerals eleven) at hotmail. com
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