Bluemoon2Bluemoon2 Posts: 4
Hello, I am helping my son and his wife to tidy their garden and have come across a vigorous vine that i do not recognise.Its leaves are approx an inch long and half an inch wide, mid green, on a pink to red stem. Leaves are approx three and a half inches apart along the stem and grow on alternate sides of the stem. I wonder if anyone recognises it. I have taken a photo but dont know yet whether i can upload it.


  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Try Russian vine, if it is get rid of itimage

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Might be a variety of parthenocissus - Virginia creeper. Is it climbing up a wall, and if so, does it have self- clinging tendrils or does it need support? A photo would be very helpful re ID.
  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 474

    If it is Russian Vine I agree with Kate1123 get rid of it. It is also called mile a minute plant because it grows so quickly. It does look very pretty when it has its white flowers on it, my friend had one growing at the bottom of her garden but they do take over. You can upload your photo Bluemoon2 just click on the icon that looks like a tree in the bar above.

  • Bluemoon2Bluemoon2 Posts: 4
    Thank you all for your help. Have discovered it is a Russian Vine/ Mile a minute and will remove asap. Discounted honeysuckle or clematis as they seem to grow their leaves in pairs (located adjacent on the stem).
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Be careful not to leave any bits of Russian vine lying around - they will root given half a chance.

  • Bluemoon2Bluemoon2 Posts: 4
    Oh! dear. It is a pest isn't it. Thanks for the warning Alena
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