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SOLANUM crispum 'Glasnevin'

Commonly known as Chilean potato tree

Hardy and quick growing wall shrub, flowers violet-blue
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    To semi evergreen. Ovate, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Blue
    Violet blue
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Scrambling climber. Produces flowers 2.5cm (1in) across in terminal clusters to 15cm (6in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Against a wall
    Preferably south or west facing.
  • Full sun

SOLANUM crispum 'Glasnevin'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    More floriferous and hardier than the species.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids
    Place of origin
    Peru, Chile
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Slightly scented
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
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Solanum - Growing Guide

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