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Climber Wall Shrub

Fallopia baldschuanica

Russian vine

A vigorous, woody, twining deciduous climber, with heart shaped dark green leaves. In summer panicles of tiny pink-white flowers appear, followed by small pink fruits

Other common names
China fleece vine
fleece flower
see moremile-a-minute vine
silver lace vine
mile-a-minute plant
Synonyms
Fallopia aubertii
Polygonum aubertii
see moreBilderdykia aubertii
Polygonum baldschuanicum
Bilderdykia baldschuanica
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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink White Green
Autumn Green Pink
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Polygonaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Name status

Correct

Plant range
W USSR

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in poor, moderately fertile moist, but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide strong durable supports. Pruning is required to keep this very vigorous climber under control. Please see further advice on plants which have the potential to become a nuisance

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown containers and place in a cold frame in spring or as soon as seed is ripe. Take heeled semi-ripe cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Climber and wall shrubs
Pruning

Pruning group 11 - trim to fit in the space available.

Pests

May be susceptible to leaf minor

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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