It is very easy to grow, try stopping it; Russian Vine will grow almost anywhere, although Fallopia do prefer sun where it will flower best, and planted in well-drained soil. It is tolerant of semi shade, and of poor soil, and it is fully hardy down to H7. A rich soil will tend to produce more leaves than flowers. From this, you can rightly guess it will grow pretty well anywhere.
In terms of how to grow Fallopia, it is really a case of plant it and watch it grow. It is self supporting by its tendrils. When newly planted, like all new plants, water it well to ensure it does not dry out. It will grow up to 12m which is around 40ft.
It belongs to the pruning group 11 and should be pruned in early Spring during February or March. Like all pruning, it should be undertaken on a frost free day and cut back as necessary to try to keep it to its allotted space. However, it would be hard work and optimistic to think that regular annual pruning would keep a Russian Vine in check. They're not enough pruning hours in the day, bearing in mind it can grow 12 meters in a season. It makes Wisteria look timid. Its size and fast growth means that it is a climber that you only plant if you really need this type of plant. I once inherited a Fallopia which grew over a not very well maintained out building, into which the vine quickly forced its tendrils and within a short time the building became even less well maintained.
The Russian Vine, in common with some other vigorous, climbing plants, can cause damage to structures. It can easily grow into and force its way through cracks and, by this route, enter the fabric of a building and cause damage. Equally, if you have a structure that you want to hide, although deciduous, the Russian Vine will quickly do this. It is a woody climber which once established has very significant roots and thus not easy to remove if you decided it's the wrong plant.
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