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FALLOPIA baldschuanica

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Felder Rushing

Family

Polygonaceae

Botanical Name

FALLOPIA baldschuanica

Plant Common Name

Silver Lace Vine

General Description

Russian vine is a rampant, deciduous, woody vine that produces a profusion of small white flowers in summer and fall. Hailing from Afghanistan, Pakistan and nearby surrounds in central Asia, it likes to spread via rhizomes, or its underground stems. This twiner has glossy, mid-green, heart-shaped leaves that have bronze tones when young. Showy masses of greenish-white flowers appear from late summer to fall, followed by pinkish-white fruit. It is deciduous in cooler regions, and can be evergreen and flower as early as spring in areas with mild winters.

Situate Russian vine in a sun to partial shade location. It tolerates all but the wettest soils and in very dry gardens it would do better in a soil that is deep and fertile, otherwise the nutritive value of soil does not need to be outstanding. It can become quite invasive (both in the garden and in nature) and may need severe pruning each winter to keep it in bounds or a large structure to support it. Russian vine is well suited for covering banks or extremely-strong pergolas or unsightly landscape features.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10'-80' / 3.0m - 24.4m (30)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Central Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Pink, Light Green

  • Fruit Color

    White, Light Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Yes

  • Self-Sowing

    No