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SOLANUM jasminoides

Commonly known as Jasmine nightshade, Potato vine

(syn. s.laxum) - pale lilac jasmine-like flowers

  • Evergreen - to semi evergreen. Narrowly ovate to lance-shaped, glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long, sometimes 3- to 5-lobed or with separate leaves at the bases.
  • Blue - pale lilac
  • 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 - produces flowers to 2.5cm (1in) across with yellow anthers in terminal and axillary clusters 5-7cm (2-3in) 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)
  • Full sun
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. S. laxum
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass - aphids, red spider mite, tomato spotted wilt, grey mould.
  • Place of origin - Brazil
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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 -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
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Commonly known as: Jasmine nightshade, Potato vine.
Pure white form
Multibuy
individually £14.50 each, 3+ £12.00 each

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