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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
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  • 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.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - red spider mites if in greenhouse
  • Place of origin - Australia (Western Australia)
  • Garden Location/Conditions - 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 - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
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SOLLYA heterophylla 'Pink Charmer'

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Commonly known as: Bluebell creeper.
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SOLLYA heterophylla white form

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Commonly known as: Bluebell creeper.
Attractive pure white flowers
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