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ARISTOLOCHIA macrophylla

Commonly known as Pipe-vine

(A. durior) - heart-shaped leaves and twining habit. Rounded green flowers mottled with yellow purple and brown
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£20.00 each

  • Deciduous - leaves, dark-green above, lighter beneath 10-20cm (4-12in) long
  • Brown or black
  • Height and Spread - 8-10m (26-33ft)
  • 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 - strong-growing climber. Produces flowers 2.5cm (1in) across hidden amongst the foliage.
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants -
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - southeastern USA.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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Aristolochia macrophylla - Care Guide

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