Silver lace vine is a popular but somewhat controversial twining climber due to its extremely vigorous growth habit. This makes it an ideal plant to cover extensive areas quickly, but it can also grow too vigorously! It should only be planted in places where enough space is available, or in a pot to restrain its rootstock. High maintenance: it needs to be pruned often, so take this into consideration when you are planning for a high greening.>>> Price
Happy in a sunny, semi-shaded, or shaded location. Is not very fussy in terms of soil, but moist and nutrient-rich soil will encourage growth and longer lasting foliage in autumn. Distance between plants: 4 - 8 metres when planted in the ground. >>> Price
This is a strong twiner-- in fact one of the most vigorous climbers-- and can grow up to 20 meters high... up to 8 meters per year, forming dense leaf mats with overhanging/cascading or trailing shoots. As stem development is considerable, overgrowth on downpipes, lightning conductors, etc.. must be avoided at all costs, similar to the wisteria. The trunk quickly becomes very thick. When planted together with other climbers, it will quickly and strongly displace other plants. New shoots from March / April. With enough water and mild weather (and/or in a protected position), the foliage will last until November. Flowering is continuous from July to September, the fruits are rare. Vigorous pruning towards the end of winter usually benefits the silver lace vine. Silver lace vine should be planted only in areas which provide adequate space for its vigorous growth habit.
Silver lace vine needs sturdy and rigid rod-like growth supports designed for the anticipated plant height and width. Lightning conductors, downpipes, eave gutters, and the like should not be reached by the plants, so growth supports should have a distance of at least 1.5 m to all such building structures-- to the side as well as to the top. Follow the 'parallel trunk/stem guidance' as described for wisteria; shoots will need to be unwound from trellis rope. For suitable rope systems, see below. Use only a heavy / massive trellis system, or when planting in a pot: an easy basic, basic-s, or medium system.
Here some details to flowers, stems/trunks, pruning, and also possible structural damage. For preventing damage, silver lace vine should be guided parallel to wire ropes, as described for wisteria.