How to Plant Silver Lace Vine

Overview

The silver lace vine (Fallopia baldschuanica or Polygonum aubertii) is a fast-growing perennial vine that can grow in regions with winter temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The silver lace vine can grow up to 20 feet in a single growing season and is considered an invasive weed in some regions. The vine is extremely adaptable and vigorous, spreading by rhizomes beneath the ground. The silver lace vine has tiny, fragrant white to light-green flowers that bloom in mid-August through the fall.

Step 1

Select a planting site that receives full, direct sunlight. Plant the vine beside a tall fence or wall, or you can erect a strong, tall trellis or arbor beside the vine.

Step 2

Dig a planting hole for your silver lace vine that is the same depth as and twice the width of the nursery container. Loosen the displaced soil and the soil surrounding the planting hole.

Step 3

Remove the vine from the nursery container and set the roots into the planting hole. Back fill the planting hole with the displaced soil, planting the silver lace vine at the same depth as it was in the nursery container.

Step 4

Water the soil thoroughly to soak it down to the root area. This will help the soil settle around the roots and eliminate any air pockets.

Step 5

Tie the young vine to the arbor, trellis or fence beside it using soft string. This will help the vine to train to climb up the structure. Remove the string as soon as the silver lace vine has affixed itself firmly to the fence, arbor, trellis or wall.

Tips and Warnings

  • Don't plant the silver lace vine beside other vines or prized specimen plants because the silver lace vine will quickly and easily take over and smother the nearby plants.

Things You'll Need

  • Silver lace vine
  • Trellis or arbor
  • Shovel
  • Garden hose
  • Soft string
  • Bark mulch (optional)

References

  • Doug Green's Beginner-Gardening.com: Growing Silver Lace Vine

Who Can Help

  • University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture: Silver Lace Vine
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