Fallopia multiflora

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Fallopia multiflora Thunb.

Polygonaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: nut

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Polygonanae
Ordo:
Polygonales
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Fallopia multiflora, commonly known as Chinese fleeceflower, is a climber.

Contents

Naming

Fallopia multiflora was already described and the name validly published by Carl Peter Thunberg. It was Kerstin Haraldson, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1978.

Taxonomy

Fallopia multiflora is a species in the genus Fallopia which contains approximately 23 to 24 species and belongs to the family of the Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family).

Characteristics

Fallopia multiflora - leaves

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 3 to 4,5 metres.

Leaves

Fallopia multiflora has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Fallopia multiflora produces panicles of white funnel-shaped flowers from September to October.

The climbers produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Fallopia multiflora is native to China.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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