Silver Lace Vine
Silver Lace Vine
Polygonum aubertiiItem #6660 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Showy, fast-growing vine gives two seasons of bloom. Small, creamy white flowers in frothy clusters; light green heart-shaped foliage. Perfect for arbor, trellis or fence.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast twining grower to 25 to 35 ft.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:poh-LIG-oh-num aw-BER-tee-eyePlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast twining grower to 25 to 35 ft.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late spring, and again in fall.Flower color:WhiteDesign 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.Companion PlantsHoneysuckle (Lonicera); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.