Plants By Type
Alabama Supplejack - Berchemia scandens
Alabama Supplejack is also botanically known as Berchemia Scandens. This plant is best when it is grown between climate zones three and nine. It is a vine that climbs that can grow many feet in length ranging from thirty-six to seventy-two! This vine will need to be planted in soils that are moist and acidic in composition and will appreciate an environment that is either full or partially shaded. This vine will bloom during the months between April and June. The flowers grow in tiny clusters and will be a yellowish white coloration. Even though they are small, these flowers bring a lot of character to the plant as a whole. The leaves that accompany these flowers are a rich dark green color and will be up to three inches long. After the flowers are done blooming, a small fruit will appear. It will be a blackish blue color and will benefit the wildlife in the surrounding area. This plant is kin to the buckthorn family and is truly a great choice when making an addition to the landscape. This plant can be used and trained to grow along fences or trellises in the yard. It looks simply stunning and rustic when hanging and trailing off structures such as these. It can also grow on tree branches if so desired. It is easily maintained and is not hard to train to grow a certain way. If vines are what is needed in the garden, then this is the one to choose.