Russian vine : Fallopia baldschuanica
Russian vine, a member of the polygonum or Polygonaceae family that is native to south-east Russia, is today one of the most popular . It is also known as Bilderdykia baldschuanica and baldschuanicum.
This deciduous climber has dark green, heart-shaped leaves and tiny, fragrant, funnel-shaped white flowers, flushed with pink, borne in drooping sprays in summer and autumn. The small fruits are triangular and pale pink. This undemanding twining climber is ideal for covering, facades, pergolas and walls.
If grown on balconies and terraces, it needs to be trimmed back several times a year in order to keep it in check. It is rampant and can grow 3-4 m (10-1 3 ft) a year. It is important to give it a strong support. It can easily be propagated from semi-ripetake in summer.