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Aristolochia sempervirens (Birthwort)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aristolochia sempervirens

Other names

Birthwort, Aristolochia altissima, Dutchman's pipe, Creeping pipevine, Evergreen birthwort

Genus

Aristolochia Aristolochia

Species

A. sempervirens - A. sempervirens is a half-hardy, evergreen, woody climber with heart-shaped, glossy, wavy-margined, bright green leaves and, from early spring to late summer, tubular flowers with golden interiors, hairy, maroon lips, and red-veined, pale red exteriors.


Aristolochia sempervirens is: Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Yellow, Maroon, Red in Spring; Yellow, Red, Maroon in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 or 12 after flowering.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Aristolochia sempervirens (Birthwort) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 2.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Sub-Tropical, Indoor, Greenhouse, Containers, Conservatory, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loamless compost in bright, filtered light. Water freely & feed monthly in growth, sparingly in winter. Outdoors in frost-free areas, grow in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Tolerates chalk & drought. Requires support

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Aristolochia sempervirens

Other names

Birthwort, Aristolochia altissima, Dutchman's pipe, Creeping pipevine, Evergreen birthwort

Genus

Aristolochia Aristolochia

Species

A. sempervirens - A. sempervirens is a half-hardy, evergreen, woody climber with heart-shaped, glossy, wavy-margined, bright green leaves and, from early spring to late summer, tubular flowers with golden interiors, hairy, maroon lips, and red-veined, pale red exteriors.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Maroon, Red in Spring; Yellow, Red, Maroon in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 or 12 after flowering.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aristolochia sempervirens (Birthwort) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 2.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Sub-Tropical, Indoor, Greenhouse, Containers, Conservatory, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loamless compost in bright, filtered light. Water freely & feed monthly in growth, sparingly in winter. Outdoors in frost-free areas, grow in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Tolerates chalk & drought. Requires support

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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