Aristolochia californica

California Dutchman's Pipe

Named for the Greek philosopher Aristotle, these trouble-free deciduous or evergreen vines are native to the Southern Hemisphere. They have large, heart-shaped leaves and unusual, small, pipe-shaped flowers. The flowers have an unpleasant odor. Quickly reaches 20 to 30 feet in height. Use as a dense screen. Tolerates urban conditions. Start from stem cuttings in midsummer. Prune severely in late winter to control shape and size.
Aristolochia californica, California Dutchman's Pipe
This California native blooms before its large, heart-shaped leaves emerge and obscure its small flowers. Give it room to roam for a wild look in the garden. Best in part shade with abundant moisture.

Attributes - Aristolochia californica

Plant Type: Vine

Bloom Season: Mid Winter through Early Spring

Flower Color: Purple, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 12 ft. to 16 ft.

Width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil.

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