• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly reach 10 to 25 ft. long, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 10 to 25 ft. long, with support.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
    Companion PlantsRaspberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Pomegranate (Punica); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers a well-drained, fertile soil. Provide shelter from wind. Needs some shade in hotter regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Requires support - ideally by tying new growth into a framework as it appears.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Until now, this beautiful vine as been incorrectly identified as A. pilosula; a different Chinese species.