Serjania brachycarpa - Sapindaceae, Soapberry Family
DESCRIPTION: Slender, climbing by tendrils , open and woody at base
Height: Climbing vine
Flowers: Small, whitish or greenish-yellow, very fragrant. Summer and fall
Fruit: Papery pod, 1/2 inch long
Foliage: Dark evergreen, three-leaflet
clusters with toothed edges,
3 inches long
Growth rate: Moderate to fast
Sun: Full sun (best) to partial shade
Drainage: Good to moderate
Water: Drought tolerant once established
Maintenance: Little needed
NATIVE HABITAT: Resaca woodlands and thickets
WILDLIFE USE: Food for caterpillars of Dimophic Bark Wing butterfly.
COMMENTS: An excellent, attractive, fragrant vine for a trellis or fence.