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Polygonum baldschuanicum

Russian vine

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  • Polygonum baldschuanicum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Polygonum baldschuanicum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height8m to 13m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Polygonum baldschuanicum (Russian vine). A climbing, woody, deciduous, rampant vine that can grow to 15m long or tall. The leaves are 3-10cm and ovate. The flowers are held in panicles and are white, green-white or pink from late summer to autumn.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Mile-a-minute vine

Origin

Iran

Interest and use

Through trees, wall or trellis. Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will tolerate sun or shade in well drained soil.

Propagation

Seed or division in autumn or spring, climbers only by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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