Dutchman’s Pipe #2

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$34.99

Botanical Name: Aristolochia Macrophylla

An extremely vigorous vine, excellent for quick screening, almost invasive, highly interesting purple flowers and oddly shaped fruit, often lost in the foliage, large leaves provide good shade for pergolas or arbors

Plant Categories: Vine


Water Requirements
Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade


Plant Height
30 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
24 Inches

Advantages:

Native Plant

Flowering Plant

Noteworthy Texture

In stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4a
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Plant FormSpreading

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorGreen
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryDutchman's Pipe
Landscape ApplicationScreening, Garden

Details

Planting & Growing

Dutchman's Pipe will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

Landscape Attributes

Dutchman's Pipe is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dutchman's Pipe is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use

Ornamental Features

Dutchman's Pipe features unusual light green tubular flowers along the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.