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Climber Wall Shrub

Stauntonia hexaphylla

stauntonia vine

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

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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green Purple
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Lardizabalaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
E Asia

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
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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