Problem Russian Vine

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by Debz, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Debz

    Debz Member

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    I have a Russian Vine, which up until this year was doing really well.
    It is still growing, but last years foliage is turning red and dying - what's wrong with it?
    The new growth is still green and it's spreading well, it is positioned in full sun/partial shade - just like the book tells me, but the old growth is just dying off. I don't want to lose it completely. Help much appreciated.
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The usual problem is that it grows far too much and swamps everything within 50 metres. Think very carefully whether you really want such an invasive plant!
     
  3. Debz

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    I have a large unsightly wall for the vine to cover, so growing lots isn't a problem, and there aren't any other plants within 50 metres for it to choke out - just concerned it might be dying.
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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  5. Debz

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    Hi Newt

    thanks for the info - I'm now more concerned about an icky odour from it! Fortunately it's not near the house or seating areas in the garden, I'll leave it alone for a bit and see what happens to it.

    Debz
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Debz, you are so very welcome. I hope your's isn't a stinky one.

    Newt
     

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