Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast twining grower to 25 to 35 ft.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Year-round Interest
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring and again in fall
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:poh-LIG-oh-num aw-BER-tee-eye
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast twining grower to 25 to 35 ft.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late spring and again in fall
Flower color:White
Design IdeasThis is perhaps the most rugged of all the flowering vines and is a lifesaver where it's hot or where soils are poor. Use this late-summer bloomer to balance your seasonal color display. Will quickly shroud an unsightly fence or can be trained overhead on an arbor for shade. A super vine for climbing wire or chain-link fence. Ideal for country gardens.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This unique flowering vine is native to China and parts of western Tibet. It falls into the Buckwheat family which was organized by Linnaeus in the 18th century. He also conferred this genus which includes over 200 species world wide in practically every climate zone. He named it from the Greek for many-kneed to describe its jointed stems. This vine was discovered by French missionary Georges Aubert, who worked in China during the early 20th century and Linnaeus honored him with the species. It is synonymous with Fallopia aubertii and it is found under both genera in modern botanical references with the well known Russian, F. baldschuanica and seven other species of perennials and woody climbers native to north temperate regions.