Polygonum aubertii

Silver Lace Vine, Silvervine Fleeceflower




  • native to western China and Russia
  • hardy to zone 4
  • Special Note: This species has demonstrated an invasive tendency in Connecticut, meaning it may escape from cultivation and naturalize in minimally managed areas. For more information, .

Habit and Form

  • a deciduous vine
  • twining
  • 25' to 35' long
  • medium texture
  • fast growth rate

Summer Foliage

  • alternate leaf arrangement
  • simple, deciduous leaves
  • ovate
  • 1.5" to 3.5" long
  • hastate leaf base
  • bright green leaf color
  • reddish new growth

Autumn Foliage

  • no fall color


  • greenish, white flowers borne in panicles
  • fragrant
  • 0.2" in diameter
  • numerous
  • blooms throughout summer


  • three sided achene
  • pinkish
  • not of ornamental importance


  • not important ornamentally


  • easily transplanted
  • spreads by rhizomes
  • full sun to shade

Landscape Use

  • fast cover
  • grows in sun or shade


  • can become weedy in appearance
  • Japanese beetle

ID Features

  • a deciduous twining vine
  • hastate leaf base
  • greenish white flowers
  • reddish new growth


  • by seed
  • by cuttings
  • by division


  • none

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Citation and Acknowledgements: University of Connecticut Plant Database, http://hort.uconn.edu/plants, Mark H. Brand, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Storrs, CT 06269-4067 USA.