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Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine

Stauntonia hexaphylla 'Cartwheel'

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Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine (Stauntonia hexaphylla 'Cartwheel') at Roger's Gardens

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine

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Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine (Stauntonia hexaphylla 'Cartwheel') at Roger's Gardens

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine foliage

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8a

Description:

An evergreen, twining climber featuring creamy white and green variegated palmate leaves; racemes of fragrant cream bell flowers in spring; great for trellises or garden walls; overwinter indoors in colder climates

Ornamental Features

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine is draped in stunning racemes of fragrant creamy white bell-shaped flowers along the branches from late winter to mid spring. It has attractive creamy white-variegated forest green foliage with hints of chartreuse. The large oval palmate leaves are highly ornamental and remain forest green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine is a multi-stemmed evergreen woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Cartwheel Variegated Stauntonia Vine makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features