Jackson Vine
Smilax smallii

Family: Smilacaceae
Genus: Smilax (SMIL-aks) (Info)
Species: smallii (SMAL-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Albertville, Alabama (2 reports)

Decatur, Alabama

Guntersville, Alabama

Helena, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama

Madison, Alabama

New Market, Alabama

Keystone Heights, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Corinth, Mississippi

Oxford, Mississippi

Raleigh, North Carolina

Humboldt, Tennessee

Loretto, Tennessee

Beaumont, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 9, 2014, chopper100 from Guntersville, AL wrote:

I planted this vine's tuber last spring (2013) ,, and it has just now started showing signs of life (May 2014) ,, i was told by someone that had years of experience with this vine, not to give up on it if it did not grow the first year .. and it did not .. hoping to train it over my front porch walk way

Positive

On May 15, 2012, mammascowboy from Nashville, TN wrote:

grows very well in Nashville Tn.

question though is when cut back can you root from the cut back vine pieces?

Neutral

On Aug 30, 2008, Pillita from Keystone Heights, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I tolerate this vine because the birds so love the berries, bluebirds especially.

Positive

On Feb 6, 2006, ledonna from Albertville, AL wrote:

Hi
This plant grows well in Albertville,Ala, it is a climer and has berries, not sure of the bloom yet, lovely ever green. I am in the process of propagating it now. If you have more info. please let me know.
LeDonna