Silver lace vine grows by twining, with stems and leaf stalks twisting around other vegetation or physical structures like fences. The fact that silver lace vine can grow and produce its white blooms in shade makes planting it a temptation for gardeners not blessed with a sunny locale. • Like silver lace vine and old man’s beard, Sweet Autumn clematis blooms from summer to fall. One trait is nearly universal among the species in this family: a slender sheath surrounding the stem at the base of each leaf. Silver lace vine is a deciduous vine with alternate, simple leaves. To propagate or start your own silver lace vine, simply take a cutting from a healthy plant and root it in a potting medium. The very worst here is a woody shrub, one of the Privets, Ligustrum sinense. Be the first to review this product. Stems can grow over 25 feet long. This viny plant is a member of the “smartweed” family, Polygonaceae, which includes hundreds of species, many of which are valued in wetlands as a source of wildlife food (especially for ducks). John Nelson is the retired curator of the A. C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina, in the Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia SC 29208. The perennial vines bear triangular, or heart-shaped leaves, which are deciduous, and arranged alternately. The leaves are opposite and oval. However, I've been doing some research lately that implys that it is a very unwelcome, invasive plant that should be avoided. Our photograph shows two plants planted in early June blooming in September of the same year. The Silver Lace Vine grows up to 12 feet the very first year. I keep thinking that while I may be very careful and able to keep it in control, the next unsuspecting soul may not be aware of its capabilities (as I was with the trumpet vine) and not even notice until it had done its damage. Fallopia baldschuanica, commonly called silver lace vine, is a vigorous, adaptable, fast-growing, deciduous, twining vine that typically grows 25-35’ (12-15’ in one year).Ovate leaves (to 3.5” long) emerge tinged with red, but mature to a bright green. Silver lace vines are easy-growing vines that can thrive in locations from full sun to shade, as long as the soil is kept moist and provides the vine with enough nutrients. 1. Simply spraying the plant with soapy water is enough to knock these pests off. It is not known to be a toxic plant to dogs unless they eat large quantities of the plant. Fruits are small achenes, around 2mm in size, shiny and black. The birds love it too. I know it's invasive in western WA, but it's really dry here. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Light Needs. 6660. Fruits are small achenes, around 2mm in size, shiny and black. SKU. Even one seed head left on a vine will scatter sozens of seeds, that blow in the wind like dandelion fluff. Indeed, our Mystery Plant, “Silver lace vine," Fallopia baldschuanica, grows less than a half-mile from my place here in Columbia, South Carolina, dotting the floodplain woods of what we call Gills Creek, which feeds into the mighty Congaree, not so far from here. Silver Lace Vine. • It takes full sun to partial shade. USDA zones 5-9. Silver Lace Vine Fallopia baldschuanica (syn. Silver Lace Vine can be as invasive as Japanese Knotweed so make sure that you actually want it before you plant it. It really is pretty and it would be nice to have something that didn't need tons of care. Silver lace vine grows by twining, with stems and leaf stalks twisting around other vegetation or physical structures like fences. Silver Lace Vine. Dathen, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com, http://landscaping.about.com/cs/groundcovervines/a/flowering_vines_3.htm. • Like the invasive vines, this is a robust climber. Last year I talked with some people at our local TLC Nursery and they recommended several vines, silver lace being one of them. (Go ahead and look for it if you have some smartweed in your yard. Invasive; Silver Lace Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications; General Garden Use; Planting & Growing. Hardy, carefree vines are covered with thousands of light fleecy flower sprays from mid-September until fall. Flowers are small, greenish-white to pink and arranged in panicles. It is not known to be a toxic plant to dogs unless they eat large quantities of the plant. This sheath is called an “ocrea”.). Thank you both for your responses. • This climber grows up to 20 feet tall. Blooms in summer and early fall. The plants, once they have escaped, as at Gills Creek, blanket underlying vegetation, forming dense shade. Would growing that plant in a large container on my (south facing) patio be a problem, do you think? Hardy, carefree vines are covered with thousands of light fleecy flower sprays from mid-September until fall. The vines are incredibly fast growers, which climb vigorously, growing more than 20 feet during each growing season and covering a … The only way to control the spread of them is to prune them back after they finish blooming. Silver lace vine care is easy, as these adaptable plants require very little care once established and are not overly picky about the soil they are grown in. Light Needs. While most people wouldn’t want to plant invasive plants, they do have their benefits. The flowering perennial vine species is native to western China and Russia, but has demonstrated invasive tendency and has also escaped cultivation in many other areas. • Like the invasive vines, this is a robust climber. For more information, visit www.herbarium.org or email johnbnelson@sc.rr.com. I was at the nursery looking at plants and came across a Silverlace Vine. Water the hole and allow it to absorb into the root ball and surrounding soil. Review of risks should be undertaken before selecting this vine for planting sites. Add several inches of organic compost or peat moss to the bottom of the hole and place the vine on top. Since I love clematis, I wondered what this was like. Silver lace vines are easy-growing vines that can thrive in locations from full sun to shade, as long as the soil is kept moist and provides the vine with enough nutrients. Somewhat invasive, but tending to it a couple of times per season keeps it in check. Silver Lace Vine will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Would probably be … Is anyone familiar with this vine and is it controlable? Low maintenance and growing well in the South and in city conditions, Silver Lace Vine grows up to 20 ft. tall in the first year. Again, thanks. Grown for its beautiful appearance and fragrant flowers, the plant is known with a number of common names, including: Silver lace vine; Russian vine; Chinese fleecevine Polygonum aubertii. The winters here are a … The flowering perennial vine species is native to western China and Russia, but has demonstrated invasive tendency and has also escaped cultivation in many other areas. One needs to go but a pace from my home hard by a marvelous stream, and amazement set on a traveling botanist: a cloak of flowers, garlanded itself, beloved by humble-bees, and such drapery not known otherwise in this dark forest, wherein thrive most curious and fantastical sprites and creatures yet unknown…. As the migrating visitors come to our bird feeder they also spend some time nestled in the vine. Small, creamy white flowers in frothy clusters; light green heart-shaped foliage. Silver lace vine throws down an invasive cloak of blooms | Mystery Plant. Silver lace vine is Polygonum aubertii, a close relative to Polygonum cuspidatum, aka Japanese knotweed. The fact that silver lace vine can grow and produce its white blooms in shade makes planting it a temptation for gardeners not blessed with a sunny locale. Perfect for arbor, trellis or fence. Very fast grower. Invasive; Silver Lace Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent; Hedges/Screening; General Garden Use; Planting & Growing. Turns out silver lace vine is also called Mile-a-Minute, growing up to 40 feet in a season. Silver Lace Vine Polygonum aubertii. Fortunately, the silver lace vine is not prone to develop many diseases, except the annoying presence of Japanese beetles or aphids. Dig a hole that is slightly deeper and twice as wide as the silver lace vine root ball. Silver lace vine spreads by seed, rhizomes and stem cuttings, similar to the large, invasive knotweed species that it … It probably needs some kind of fertilizer, but I am unsure what kind. Each flower will produce a singular black nutlet, and these may be spread in streams or creeks. Polygonum baldschuanicum) is an Asian species of flowering plant in the knotweed family known by several common names, including Russian-vine, Bukhara fleeceflower, Chinese fleecevine, mile-a-minute and silver lace vine.It is native to Asia (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, etc. John Nelson. From midsummer to frost, clusters of tiny, white, fragrant blossoms open against the glossy, dark green foliage. Silverlace vine (Fallopia baldschaunica) is a common, and in some areas quite an invasive weed.It is fast growing and is often used to cover fences etc. Silverlace vine (Fallopia baldschaunica) is a common, and in some areas quite an invasive weed.It is fast growing and is often used to cover fences etc. In some parts of the country, its relatives in the Polygonum family, also known as Mile-a-Minute vine, are considered noxious invasives (though not this particular ornamental). Fruit Seed Description. Water Needs. But in the fall, clusters of flowers form thousands of dangling garlands of tiny white flowers. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. The floodplain of Gills Creek is mostly known, at least botanically, for its vast array of weeds. Small, creamy white flowers in frothy clusters; light green heart-shaped foliage. Flower Description. Actinidia polygama (also known as silver vine, matatabi (マタタビ), and cat powder) is a species of kiwifruit in the Actinidiaceae family. I've heard that said about trumpet vine too so it worries me a little. This plant has been cultivated by Americans for some time now, for its impressively dense mantle of white flowers, much suggesting a tapestry of shining white against a dark background. Invasive; Silver Lace Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications; General Garden Use; Planting & Growing. For up-to-date information on your state’s efforts to control invasive species, consider the Southeastern Exotic Pest Plant Council at https://www.se-eppc.org/. Love my silver lace vine. Small, creamy white flowers in frothy clusters; light green heart-shaped foliage. Flowers are small, greenish-white to pink and arranged in panicles. The vines are incredibly fast growers, which climb vigorously, growing more than 20 feet during each … Image courtesy of Monrovia Nursery 6660. It grows well on surfaces such as a trellis, chain-like fence or wire, or other objects where it can twist to hold on. Polygonum aubertii. And to prevent them from coming back, you can spray the vine with a dormant oil. In the summer, the plants are basically “invisible” and green, easily blending in with surrounding vegetation. View Comments. Silver lace vine is a deciduous vine with alternate, simple leaves. You could plant them together, I … Your Guide to an Invasive Plant. Last year I talked with some people at our local TLC Nursery and they recommended several vines, silver lace being one of them. Spreading by rhizomes, Silver Lace Vine can also be grown as a ground cover on slopes. Invasive; Silver Lace Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications; General Garden Use; Planting & Growing. Their spreading capabilities are the perfect solution to filling in blank spaces in the yard or to create fence trees for a living border wall to give you privacy.. For example, bindweed or Morning Glory is quite pretty and can cover a trellis in no time. I live in an apartment in the Tri-cities (WA) and I was wondering if that would be an issue. The silver lace vine is a wonderful addition to the Fall garden. Dathen. Silver lace vine is a beautiful flowering vine, but it is an aggressive grower and is becoming an invasive plant in some areas. However, this vine can quickly become invasive in some areas unless growth is restricted or contained on a self-standing arbor or fence. Our Mystery Plant really is attractive in bloom, I must admit, even outdoing our native Clematis species. • This climber grows up to 20 feet tall. Fast grower - can reach 12' in the first year - and requires a very strong support system. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. Invasive, Exotic Plants of the Southeast Winter Creeper. Polygonum baldschuanicum) is an Asian species of flowering plant in the knotweed family known by several common names, including Russian-vine, Bukhara fleeceflower, Chinese fleecevine, mile-a-minute and silver lace vine.It is native to Asia (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, etc. The leaves are 2-2.5" long and … I love this vine now and hate it all summer as it winds its invasive tendrils over my deck. Showy, fast-growing vine gives two seasons of bloom. Silver lace vine can be invasive in "some areas". Image courtesy of Monrovia Nursery Silver lace vine spreads by seed, rhizomes and stem cuttings, similar to the large, invasive knotweed species that it is related to. I have done more research and had decided not to take any chances with SLV - probably because of the battle that I've done with trumpet vine for years. Silver Lace Vine will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. One needs to go but a … Silver Lace Vine will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Silver lace is as bad, or worse. Mix equal portions of organic compost or peat moss with the removed soil if it is high in clay or sand content. Snip off a 6- to 8-inch healthy stem that has new growth. Silver Lace Vine will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Common Name: Winter Creeper Scientific Name: Euonymus fortunei Identification: Winter Creeper is an evergreen climbing woody vine that may reach 40 to 70 feet in height. I searched it on Plant Files and everyone seemed to really like it - but called it a very rigerous and fast grower. Fastest growing vine known! Full sun. Our photograph shows two plants planted in early June blooming in September of the same year. Showy, fast-growing vine gives two seasons of bloom, late spring, again in fall. I fear that this is probably a bad idea, as it is yet another example of an invasive species’ finding a new home in a place it shouldn’t be. I mentioned earlier that one can purchase this plant from growers, locally or online. But I would resist the temptation to grow this invasive species. It even rivals fall-blooming clematis, which is also an invasive import. Be the first to review this product. Our plant is, once again, an import from Asia (western China). Yet. Stems can grow over 25 feet long. Fruit Seed Description. Silver Lace Vine Fallopia baldschuanica (syn. It does contain oxalates (just like Japanese Knotweed and spinach) so might be poisonous to goats if eaten regularly in very large amounts. SKU. • Like silver lace vine and old man’s beard, Sweet Autumn clematis blooms from summer to fall. Perfect for arbor, trellis or fence. It is fast growing and can increase in size by 15 feet in a single year. 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. But you should resist the temptation to grow silver lace vine; it may turn out to be an invasive species. Botanists, depending on their views on lumping or splitting, separate the dozen or so climbing Asian species out into the genus Fallopia or retain the traditional name Polygonum . As a public service, the Herbarium offers free plant identifications. Grown for its beautiful appearance and fragrant flowers, the plant is known with a number of common names, including: Silver lace vine; Russian vine; Chinese fleecevine • It takes full sun to partial shade. Also known as Silver Lace Vine or Fleece Vine, it was discovered by French missionary Georges Aube, for which it is named, in the 20th century in China. I’m OK now. Because of this, it has been a component of trellises and gazebos, and is easily available in the trade. The … Noteworthy Characteristics. Positive As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. Does anyone know why mine has not bloomed for the past couple of years?The greenery is beautiful, but I would love to see my flowers again. The plants are perennial, and seemingly once established, aren’t going anywhere. Would appreciate any feedback. The Silver Lace Vine grows up to 12 feet the very first year. Sku #6660. USDA zones 5-9. It grows in the mountainous areas of Japan and China at elevations between 500 and 1,900 metres (1,600 and 6,200 ft).. Silver vine can reach up to 5–6 metres (16–20 ft) high at maturity. Never miss a story: Subscribe to the Tallahassee Democrat. Guest columnist. Sorry, I must have had an overdose of Shakespeare. China fleece, or silver lace vine (Polygonum aubertii) is related to Polygonum cuspidatum, commonly known as Japanese knotweed. Showy, fast-growing vine gives two seasons of bloom, late spring, again in fall. While silver lace vine is the most commonly encountered name for the species, it also goes by names such as mile-a-minute vine, Russian vine and China fleece flower. Flower Description. Gently loosen large roots that are tangled around the root ball mass. It selfseeds readily, and is a wildly rampant vine, but it's beauty far outweighs any of it's faults. 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