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Care of the plant Fallopia baldschuanica or Russian vine.

Care of the plant Fallopia baldschuanica or Russian vine

The genus Fallopia, family Polygonaceae, includes 14 species of climbing shrubs and herbaceous plants native to temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They were previously included in the genus Polygonum. Some species are: Fallopia baldschuanica, Fallopia multiflora, Fallopia japonica, Fallopia convolvulus, Fallopia dumetorum.

Common names: Mexican ivy, Monastery bells, Cup-and-saucer vine, Cathedral bells. This species is native to Asia.

They are deciduous climbing shrubs with thin, highly branched stems that reach 15 meters in length. The leaves are large, bright green, alternate and ovate-lanceolate in shape. The abundant white flowers appear in highly decorative panicles. They bloom during summer and fall.

They are fast-growing plants that are used in wild gardens and for covering walls, fences or pergolas.

Fallopia baldschuanica can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure (it will produce more flowers in the sun). They resist frost down to -10 ºC.

The soil must be well drained and contain organic matter; In order for the substrate to flourish more, it should not contain much nitrogen. The planting is done in spring.

Water frequently so that the substrate is always damp but never watery. In case of drought it can lose leaves.

Fertilize with compost in the fall.

Prune intensively in autumn to control their growth as they tend to become invasive plants.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate by semi-woody cuttings during the summer.

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Fallopia baldschuanica
Fallopia baldschuanica
Fallopia baldschuanica
Fallopia baldschuanica
Fallopia baldschuanica
 

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