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Fallopia aubertii

Renouée aubertii
Russian Vine

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Cordate

Height

to 15 m

Description

Also known as Polygonum aubertii. Native to Asia (China, Russia, Kazakhstan).

In one year this plant can grow 3 m. As it grows it becomes quite heavy, needing solid support. It is a useful climber for unsightly fences and garden structures, though difficult to eradicate. It does not require a special type of soil, prospers in sun or half shade.

A nectar plant for bees.

Flowers

Flowers are arranged in stalked clusters, each cluster 15 cm long. Normally white to greenish-white, sometimes pale pink, becoming a deeper pink as the fruit is being developed.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Cordate heart-shaped. Oval to heart-shaped on stalks to 10 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: a cluster of fleshy, 1-seeded fruit, shiny, black, 2 mm long.

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