SOLLYA heterophylla

Commonly known as Bluebell creeper

Glossy green leaves and gentian blue flowers in profusion. Probably worth risking outside if our winters stay mild
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Oval to narrowly oblong mid- to deep-green leaves 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long.
  • Blue
    Gentian blue
  • Height
    1.5m-2m (5-6½ft)
  • 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
    Weak-stemmed, later bushy, twining climber. Produces flowers 1.5cm (½in) across in cymes of 4-8 followed by edible, cylindrical blue berries to 2.5cm (1 in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Shade from hot midday sun.
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade.

SOLLYA heterophylla



  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites if in greenhouse
    Place of origin
    Australia (Western Australia)
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of SOLLYA heterophylla

SOLLYA heterophylla 'Pink Charmer'

SOLLYA heterophylla 'Pink Charmer'

Bluebell creeper

delicate light pink flowers

£16.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
SOLLYA heterophylla white form

SOLLYA heterophylla white form

Bluebell creeper

attractive pure white flowers

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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