Alamo Vine

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Alamo Vine

Merremia dissecta
Noyau Vine, Correhuela de las Doce
8

14 feet
8

14 feet
Gulf coastal plain south to Mexico and Tropical Americas.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. Deciduous with lobed palmate (hand-like) leaves and ornamental flowers (white with burgundy throats) that resemble hibiscus.Alamo Vine is easily grown from the previous year’s seed and spreads freely by rhizomes with a twining habit; in deeper soils south of the Hill Country, it’s an easy choice for a fenceline that requires no additional irrigation. It will freeze back to the roots in winter.

Noyau is French for kernel; a reference to the almond-like seeds. In South America, the vine’s tubers were boiled and eaten like sweet potatoes during periods of scarcity.

Maintenance

Fast growing in sun, especially in rainy years; grows wild during warm weather. Can be cut back as needed in winter or summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
8-14' H, 8-14' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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