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EvergreenOblong, leathery, dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingAerial root climber
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowAttractive to insects.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originIndia, China, Taiwan
Flower ShapePaniclesDense panicles to 15cm (6in) acrossStar-shapedSmall flowers
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendly