It is incredibly fast growing and invasive – its common name is ‘mile-a-minute’! 9 Replies 2218 Views May 11, 2011, 20:38 by chrissie B : Russian Vine Started by … Its leaves are roundish and vibrant green, but turn golden yellow in the fall. Unfortunately the vine has established itself in a section approx 20 ft long and is beginning to take over. It's also coming out of the gaps between slabs and is rampant at this time of year. Should I be worried Firstly, cut the plant back hard to just a few feet above ground level. Quantity: 2 x Russian Vine in 9cm Pot. When the vine is dead you can pull down the vines by hand or just leave them to fall off naturally. Differences. She has a huge patch of the dreaded russian vine all intermingled with some nice shrubs she doesn't want to get rid of, and it's taken a real hold. I want to get rid of it, but without doing any damage to the plants near it. I have a 2-3 metres of russian vine growing in a border and it's strangling everything near it (I didn't plant it it was there when we moved in.) This Hardy Perennial Climber has been container grown so can be planted at any time of the year. Russian vine is a climbing plant that relies on the erect stems of other … russian vine Started by slinky on General Gardening. How you can tell the difference between Russian Vine and Japanese Knotweed Unlike Japanese Knotweed, Russian Vine is a climbing plant and relies on the erect stems of other plants or solid structures to twist around and grow up. But, homeowners soon learn that Russian vine just won't stop growing. The following photos will allow you to identify vine and other climbing plants. In relative's garden. It's also barely flowering. This page provides advice on how to get rid of Russian vine weed in your garden. We've cut the vines down to ground level as far as possible, untangled it and pulled it all out of the other shrubs (including a pyracantha - ouch! Click on image to view plant details. Two years ago I planted two Russian vines to screen a fence. Also a fast growing plant, Russian Vine sprouts leaves and flowers which can appear very similar to Japanese Knotweed. The hedge in question is about 60 years old and is made up of a mixture of yew, privet, laurel and hawthorn. Name: 2x Russian Vine - Mile-A-Minute Vine. As with many invasive plants, it was originally introduced to the United States because of its potential benefits. Despite what is said about it being a mile-a-minute grower, mine hasn't been very fast at all. As you have probably found, Russian Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica) can be very invasive€¦its other common name is Mile-a-Minute plant! Moonseed is usually found in forests and swamps where soils are moist. For Oriental bittersweet, it was the fact that it helps keep soil erosion to a minimum. Moonseed. This vine wraps itself around trees and can cause their eventual demise. ). (Fallopia baldschaunica also known as Polygonum baldschuanicu). It grows along the ground and climbs whatever it comes into contact with. 47 Replies 19065 Views October 24, 2008, 19:52 by mrs bouquet : russian vine Started by chrissie B on General Gardening. Gardening question - Some of the leaves on my Russian vine are turning brown. Being closely related, the leaves and flowers of Russian vine appear quite similar to those of knotweed. We despatch WITH container so roots are protected. The flowering Russian vine (Polygonum baldschuanicum) is also known as the mile-a-minute-vine. Homeowners appreciate it because it grows so quickly that it covers walls and fences in a few seasons. a Russian Vine (mile-a-minute plant) that has managed to get very well established in one of my hedges. 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