My vine is growing very well in full sun ... it doesnt bloom. It is in a sandy, black dirt mix, gets water, has healthy leaves and grows but no blooms
It does best in full-sun locations and is most vigorous in fertile, well-cared-for sites.
You could do a soil test, excess nitrogen can inhibit flowering. A boost of phosphorous in early spring can help with flower formation.
Shall I cut the silver lace from the neighboring ash or will it just shade the trunk?
The primary problem with allowing a vine to grow up into a tree is that it can shade out the tree foliage and block sunlight access for the tree foliage, preventing photosynthesis of sugars to keep the branch and tree alive, and cause die-back of the branch and foliar crown.
Growing on the trunk is one thing, but allowing it up and into the foliage is another.
Live in Northern, MI. VERY COLD WINTER. Good sun and water.
It's hard to tell. Did you have a particularly cold or dry winter? If you had a dry winter and didn't water, that could account for the demise. Did you have a couple mild winters followed by a very cold winter? I've read that since they grow so quickly, they also can die quickly! Here is an article that describes optimum growing conditions.
I have had this vine for many years, and it has always grown fabulous, this year it didn't even have a sprout. Nothing green on the vine at all this year. I have not dug it up yet, was hoping that it would sprout out late. Why would it die suddenly after looking so beautiful last year. Nothing to my knowledge has been done to the plant or the dirt around it either. Any help would be appreciated. thank you Robin
Most likely it is a short-lived perennial vine. One resource said it bloomed for two years but you said you've had yours for several. Sometimes an extra cold winter can do them in or a period of drought in the summer where it didn't receive supplemental watering. It's hard to know for sure. They are quick growing so you can start another!
My silver lace vine is on a 8' tall X 16' long trellis. It's broken the 4x4's holding it up on one side. I need to replace 2 of the 4x4's. It's September. I have pruned it right down so their wasn't much vine on it before, but that was in May. My question is, can I do this in September? There's no other way to fix it and I dont want to lose it. It's beautiful.
You can prune it hard anytime between fall and spring. It is a fast grower and is invasive in some areas. So you should be able to fix the supports in September.
Want to grow a beautiful vine on my deer pole fencing, love the fragrant vines especially and probably would purchase several.
No plant is deer resistant. Even if it claims to be, deer will still chomp on it at some point. There are a few things that you can do to keep deer at bay, though! These articles will help:
I live in Albuquerque, NM and have a Silver Leaf Vine that has gotten out of hand. It hasn't been pruned in two years... It's mid-June and I have just hacked it back to about 2', cutting off all the flowers and dead wood. Obviously it can be invasive, but did I go too far too late in the season for it to survive?
I'm sure it will be fine. Most vines are vigorous and can stand hard pruning at off times.