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EvergreenDark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long composed of 3-7 oblong leaflets.
GreenGreenish white in male flowers
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingFlowers are produced in racemes to 12cm (5in) across and are sometimes followed by red to purple fruits to 10cm (4in) long.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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 sunWill not tolerate cold, drying winds.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNone.Place of originHimalayas.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
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 & 11
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus- rich.