Smilax pseudochina is a perennial herb in the greenbriar family. It is commonly called bamboo vine or false chinaroot. Its range extends up the Atlantic Coast of the United States, from Long Island in New York State south to Georgia.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
greenbriers, False China Root
Maximum Reachable Height
May to July
easy to grow
Planting and care
Leave the foliage until it turns brown in the fall. This is important so that the plant stores energy for next year’s flowering.
Cut down the dead stalks in the late fall or early spring.
Smilax pseudo care
Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing plant. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Apply any organic fertilizer
Smilax pseudo special feature
Smilax pseudochina is a deciduous Climber growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
Smilax pseudo uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
The root is astringent and slightly tonic
It is specific in the treatment of syphilis
The parched and powdered leaves have been used as a dressing on burns and scalds
The wilted leaves have been used as a poultice on boils
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Smilax pseudo?
Smilax pseudo is commonly known as greenbriers, False China Root
How tall do Smilax pseudo grow?
On average Smilax pseudo grows 6ft 7in
What color are Smilax pseudo?
A Smilax pseudo plant bears flowers of color brown
When Smilax pseudo blooms?
With enough light, Smilax pseudo may produce brown flowers in May to July
How hard is Smilax pseudo to grow?
A Smilax pseudo is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Smilax pseudo need?
A Smilax pseudo prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Smilax pseudo need?
A Smilax pseudo prefers watering medium
What kind of soil does a Smilax pseudo need?
A Smilax pseudo prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Smilax pseudo like?
A Smilax pseudo prefers 55°C
How often should I fertilize my Smilax pseudo?
To encourage Smilax pseudo growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Monday, 30 September 2019
This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.