Russian Vine 'Mile A Minute'
Fallopia Polygonum Baldschuanicum
In August and September this woody deciduous climber is literally smothered with panicles of tiny funnel-shaped, pink-tinged white flowers. Ideal for covering an unsightly structure or wall in sun or partial shade but plant with caution since it is extremely fast-growing and can end up choking everything in its path!
Garden care: Each year in early spring cut back to fit the available space
Eventual Height: 12m
Eventual Spread: 4m
Cultivation: Plant in full or part shade in any moist but well-drained soil.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises
Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Partial Shade, full shade
The plant is grown in a 2.5 litre pot and is approx 70cm tall