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Commonly known as Passion fruit, Purple granadilla
Evergreen3-lobed, toothed, glossy, mid-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
WhiteWith purple-zoned white coronas
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous, woody, tendril climber.
Zero Rated ItemNo VAT on this plant
Heated greenhouse - tropicalUnder glass all year. Plant requires temparatures above 15°C (59°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowOvoid edible fruit 5cm (2in) long purple-black and wrinkled when ripePests & DiseasesRed spider mites, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects, cucumber mosaic virus.Place of originBrazilResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeBowl-shaped7cm (3in) across
HardinessTender (greenhouse & conservatory)
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 & 11Pruning group 8Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile