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Climber Wall Shrub

Aristolochia manshuriensis

A deciduous, woody-stemmed, twining climber with large, pale green, heart-shaped leaves up to 30cm long. Flowers are borne singly or in pairs in the leaf axils in summer and are a creamy-white colour densely mottled with yellow and green

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Cream White Yellow Green Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Aristolochiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Potentially harmful
TOXIC if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling Pets (dogs): TOXIC if eaten - see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants for further information and useful contact numbers
Genus

Aristolochia can be shrubs or herbaceous perennials, many climbing, usually with heart-shaped or ovate leaves. Distinctive flowers have an S-shaped calyx tube and no petals, and are may be white, yellow, brown or maroon, often mottled

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Manchuria Korea

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a moist, well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun to part shade in a sheltered location; provide strong support. See staking: perennials for further information

Propagation

Propagate by seed or from softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus in gardens where it is present but insufficient data to determine degree of susceptibility

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