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Ipomoea species/Railroad Vine

Ipomoea species / Ipomoea species
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Scientific Name: Ipomoea species
Common Name: Railroad Vine
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Various
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: They can grow in some of the worst soils imaginable and are found growing in non-cultivated areas such as along railroad rights-of-way. Once established, they are drought tolerant. They make excellent seaside plantings as they have high salt tolerance.