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Periploca sepium

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
per-RY-ploh-kuh SERP-ee-um
Description

Chines silk vine is grown for its showy dark green shiny leaves that remain green until leaf drop.  It has malodorous purple flowers.  The fruit and sap are poisonous.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#deciduous vine#malodorous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#deciduous vine#malodorous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Periploca
    Species:
    sepium
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Description:
    Dark purple outside and greenish inside, ill scented flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Malodorous