PERIPLOCA graeca

Commonly known as Silk vine

Flowers purple-brown inside and greenish white outside
Further Reading....

PERIPLOCA graeca

 

 

  • Deciduous
    Highly-waxed, glossy, oval, pointed leaves to 12cm (5in) long in dense masses.
  • Brown or black
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purple brown inside
  • White
    Greenish white outside
  • Height
    9m (30ft)
  • Climber Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Fast-growing, woody-stemmed, twining climber. Seed pods split to reveal silky filaments.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Sheltered position
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin
    southeastern Europe, southwestern Asia.
  • Flower Shape
    Star-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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Periploca - Growing Guide

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