A picture of a Hedge Bindweed

Hedge Bindweed

Calystegia sepium

Also known as

Bindweed

Calystegia April 2008-1 by Alvesgaspar (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Hedge Bindweed

A close up of a white Calystegia sepium flower
A close up of a white Calystegia sepium flower and green leaves
A photo of Hedge Bindweed
A photo of Hedge Bindweed

Hedge Bindweed Overview

Calystegia sepium is also known commonly as hedge bindweed. It is a prolific weed that usually attacks hedgerows and small trees. It climbs by twisting stems, which makes it especially hard to remove from anything that it climbs. Has beautiful white or pink trumpet-shaped flowers and large arrow-shaped leaves. Very similar in appearance to field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, though it is much larger and slightly less invasive.

How to harvest Hedge Bindweed

Not generally harvested.

How to propagate Hedge Bindweed

Rhizomes

Seed

Scatter seed onto moist soil or compost.

Cuttings

Propagate by seed sown outdoors in mid spring for hardy plants or under glass in spring for tender plants, perennials and sub-shrubs by softwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Special features of Hedge Bindweed

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Hedge Bindweed

Used in borders, ground cover and hanging baskets.