HOLBOELLIA latifolia

Fragrant flowers in March. The female flowers are purplish and the male greenish-white. Edible sausage-shaped fruit pods in autumn
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long composed of 3-7 oblong leaflets.
  • Green
    Greenish white in male flowers
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • 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
    Flowers are produced in racemes to 12cm (5in) across and are sometimes followed by red to purple fruits to 10cm (4in) long.
  • 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
    Will not tolerate cold, drying winds.
  • Partial shade

HOLBOELLIA latifolia

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Himalayas.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus- rich.
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