low to very low
mid- to late summer
to 25 ft. on a support
ft. to 15 ft.
western China. Introduced to America in late 1800s.
full sun to part shade
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 9,000 ft.
Silver lace vine is a vigorous, deciduous vine that can spread 10 to 15 feet in one season. From July through September, it produces clustered sprays of tiny white to very light pink, fragrant flowers.
It has green, heart-shaped leaves, but no significant fall color. It needs a structure where it can wrap its stems around in order to grow upward. It is a drought-tolerant vine.
There are several silver lace vines growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. They grow fairly well considering they don't receive much additional water. It can be time consuming to remove the dead growth from the chain link fence each spring. However, it grows well throughout the Colorado Springs area.
Prune out dead growth in spring. May be cut to the ground in late winter to control its growth, if needed.