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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Stauntonia hexaphylla

stauntonia vine

stauntonia vine

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  • Other common names stauntonia vine

  • Family Lardizabalaceae

  • Genus Stauntonia are evergreen twining climbers with palmate leaves and small, bell-shaped flowers, male and female usually in separate axillary racemes on the same plant, followed by edible fruits

  • Details S. hexaphylla is a vigorous climber with leaves composed mostly of between three and seven leathery, elliptic leaflets, and axillary racemes of fragrant, dull pink flowers 2cm in length, sometimes followed by ovoid purplish fruits to 5cm in length

  • Plant range Japan Korea Ryukyus Taiwan

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H3

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 8-12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Ideal for a warm sheltered wall with sun or partial shade in fertile, well-drained soil. In cold areas, grow in a container and overwinter indoors

Propagation Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11, needs no formative pruning but once a framework is established shorten lateral shoots back to 6-8 buds of the framework branches during summer then prune back the same shoots to 2-3 buds in early spring as for pruning wisteria

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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