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Periploca graeca - L.

Common Name Silk Vine
Family Asclepiadaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards The sap and the fruit is poisonous[11, 182, 200].
Habitats Woods, thickets and riverbanks[50].
Range S.E. Europe to W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Periploca graeca Silk Vine


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Periploca graeca is a deciduous Climber growing to 9 m (29ft 6in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Cardiac;  Diuretic;  Stimulant;  Tonic.

Cardiac, diuretic, stimulant, tonic.[46, 61].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Easily grown in any fertile soil in a sunny position[11, 182]. Succeeds in sandy soils[188]. A very ornamental plant, it is hardy in most parts of Britain[1]. A climbing plant that supports itself by twining around other plants etc[182, 219]. Plants do not normally require pruning[219]. The powerful scent of the flowers is considered to be unpleasant by some people[188] and pleasant by others[245].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[188]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division of roots in the spring as soon as new growth commences[11, 78]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10cm at a node or preferably with a heel, singly in pots of sand[11]. Fair to good percentage[78]. Layering in September/October. Takes 6 months. High percentage[78].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Author

L.

Botanical References

1150200

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Readers comment

Tom McCloud   Wed Oct 1 2008

Other sources show Periploca in family Apocynaceae.

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