The University of Mississippi
Landscape Services Department

Big Periwinkle

Scientific: Vinca (vin’ka) major
Family: Apocynaceae
Height: 1 foot, spread interminate, evergreen vine, opposite.
Flowers in March and April
Sun or Shade, competition from weeds in sun. Likes little moisture. Fast grower.
Pest Problems: fungus in fertile soils.
Likes banks, can compete with worst root coniditions under trees.


Locations on campus: Lewis Hall, East side.




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