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Polygonum aubertii

Phonetic Spelling
poh-lee-GON-um aw-BERT-ee-eye
Description

The Silver Lace Vine is a semi-evergreen to deciduous twining vine that can grow up to 30' long and climbs by twisting their stems for support.  It grows well on surfaces such as a trellis, chain-like fence or wire, or other objects where it can twist to hold on.

It flowers on new wood, so severe pruning can be done at any time, or as a fall project.  It is tolerant of urban and coastal conditions as well as drought.  Fertilize sparingly.   It spreads by rhizomes and is easily transplanted.  However, the spreading rhizomes can take over an area where planted unless measures are taken.

It can become weedy in appearance.  Susceptible to Japanese beetles

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#fragrant#evergreen#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#weedy#urban#coastal#salt spray tolerant#deer resistant#vine#long bloom time
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#weedy#urban#coastal#salt spray tolerant#deer resistant#vine#long bloom time
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polygonum
    Species:
    aubertii
    Family:
    Polygonacaea
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China and Russia
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds and Butterflies
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Easy to Grow
    Screening
    Wildlife Cover/Habitat
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Pink
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    Three-sided. Due to the vastness of the fruit, it can be showy.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    6" spray of flowers. The numerous greenish-white flowers are borne in panicles.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Bright green 1.5-3.5" long leaves that are shaped like a spearhead. New growth has a reddish color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Vertical Spaces
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Problems:
    Weedy