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Smilax lanceolata/Smilax

Smilax lanceolata / Smilax lanceolata
Foliage and autumn fruit
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Foliage and autumn fruit

A hanging shoot of smilax

Smilax vine climbing up the volunteer growth on woodland's edge

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Scientific Name: Smilax lanceolata
Common Name: Smilax
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Green, Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: This evergreen vine grows in the tops of trees and over large shrubs and other vegetation in naturalistic settings. It climbs by curly tendrils that wrap around twigs, branches and other elements in the path of the vine as it moves up toward better light. This is a good foliage for cutting during the end of the year holiday season and for wedding greens. This vine has many ornamental qualities that could be used more in garden growing on fences, walls, and garden buildings and other structures.