Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Dutchman’s Pipe-vine

Aristolochia tomentosa
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Forest, Stream Edge
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

20 to
75
feet

Spread:

to
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
75
feet
Spread: to
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
75
feet
Spread: to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Host plant for the pipe-vine or blue swallowtail butterfly. Grow in a woodland or on trellis work.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows in full sun to part shade. Adaptable to many soil types. Plants sucker in gardens. Needs a stout support to climb on.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A high-growing woody vine that climbs by twisitng its trunk around a sturdy support, such as a tree. Green-yellow, pipe-shaped flowers bloom April-June. Dark green, heart-shaped leaves grow up to 5-8 in. long and wide. Young stems and lower surface of leaves are covered with dense white hairs. Interesting brown fruit capsules form in September. Host to pipevine swallowtail butterfly.

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