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Heteropterys glabra

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
het-er-OP-ter-iss GLAY-bruh
Description

Redwing is a woody vine that needs support or will grow up through small trees or shrubs in the landscape.  If left with no support it has an untidy mounding habit.  Planting in full sun in moist soil with good drainage will ensure the best floral and fruit display.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#understory#yellow flowers#red leaves#gold flowers#glossy leaves#red fruits#early summer flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#understory#yellow flowers#red leaves#gold flowers#glossy leaves#red fruits#early summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Heteropterys
    Species:
    glabra
    Family:
    Malpighiaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Plants in this genus have been used as aphrodisiacs, stimulants, and in some cases have been found to have antiviral effects.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Paraguay
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Description:
    2 seeded red samaras resemble maple seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Gold flowers in early summer and produces red fruits at the same time for an interesting display.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    New leaves are burgandy before turning green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden