Antigonon leptopus (coral vine)

Sale price Price $12.00 Regular price

category/family - vine; Polygonaceae

evergreen - yes, can be deciduous dependent on the area

size - 8-10' H x 3-6' W

growth rate - fast

sun - full sun

soil - adaptable, well drained

water - medium. water occasionally once established

flowers/fruit - pink, in late summer to fall

CA native - no, from Mexico

Does well in containers

Antigonon leptopus is a fast-growing climbing vine that holds on via tendrils, and is able to reach 25 ft or more in length. It has cordate (heart-shaped), sometimes triangular leaves 2½ to 7½ cm long. The flowers are borne in panicles, clustered along the rachis. Producing pink or white flowers from spring to autumn, it forms underground tubers and large rootstocks. It is a prolific seed producer. The seeds float on water. The fruit and seeds are eaten and spread by a wide range of animals such as pigs, racoons and birds. The tubers will resprout if the plant is cut back or damaged by frost.