How to Grow Silverlace Vine


Silverlace vines (Polygonum aubertii) grow in U.S. Zones 4 to 7. They bloom small white flowers from mid summer until the first frost. Silverlace vines can grow as much as 35 feet in the first year and should be planted in the spring.

Step 1

Select an area that is in full sun or partial shade. Silverlace vines need support, so plant it near a wall, arbor, trellis or railing. Alternatively, you can also plant silverlace vines as ground cover, which works well on sloped surfaces, especially to control erosion.

Step 2

Prepare your soil. Till in a couple inches of organic matter, such as compost or peat moss to create a well-draining, rich soil where silverlace vines can thrive.

Step 3

Dig a hole that is twice the size of the silverlace vine's container, but just as deep. Take the plant out of the pot and place it in the center of the hole. The top of the rhizome (root ball) should be at the soil's surface. Spread out the roots. Backfill with the soil and water. Pat down the dirt to remove any air pockets. Plant multiple plants 12 to 20 feet apart.

Step 4

Water weekly during hot weather when rain is scarce.

Step 5

Prune dead and damaged branches all year. Cut the entire vine back to the ground in early spring. This will encourage a fuller vine with more blooms than the previous year.


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