Silver Lace Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Fallopia baldschuanica Accepted
Fallopia aubertii Synonym
Polygonum aubertii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 25-35 feet
Plant Spread: 15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Days to germinate: 7-30
Depth to plant seed: 0.5 cm
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Not suitable for containers

It got so large it pulled the entire arbor down

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 26, 2011 4:16 AM

Swift growing vine w/ woody climbing stems. Invasive potential is there.
Native to Asia. Provides nectar to bees,

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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Apr 16, 2013 3:58 PM

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. Fast grower - can reach 12' in the first year - and requires a very strong support system. The leaves are 2-2.5" long and are sometimes tinged with red and orange in the autumn. This vine can bloom twice in a season on long, branched racemes. Originally from Western China and Tibet and is considered invasive in Connecticut.

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Posted by Agoo (Edgewood, NM - Zone 5b) on Apr 28, 2018 12:53 PM

I bought and planted one of these about 8 years ago to cover up a 12' section of fence. I first wondered at the time if I needed to buy another plant to make sure I got the coverage I wanted. I quickly found out that one plant was sufficient for the job. I am glad I put it in an area where it could grow into the monster it is today.

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