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Commonly known as Appleberry

All flower MAY-JUN

Genus of 8 species of evergreen, twining, perennial climbers from forest margins and scrubby areas of temperate to sub-tropical Australia.

The blueberry or apple berry provides a touch of the exotic with its vividly coloured fruit, quite large in comparison with the slender vine.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - small, lance-shaped leaves.
  • 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 - perennial climbers grown for their usually bell-shaped flowers on current year's growth and beautifully-coloured fruits.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - lime-free ericaceous potting compost and filtered light for greenhouse growing.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - requires a sheltered site.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - can be grown over a pergola, against a wall or allowed to scramble over vigorous shrubs.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites under glass.
  • Place of origin - Australia.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus- rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
Billardiera - Growing Guide

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BILLARDIERA longiflora  >

Commonly known as: Climbing blueberry, Purple appleberry.
Creamy-white flowers followed by bright blue berries
£16.50 each

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Cherry Berry'

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Cherry Berry'  >

Commonly known as: Appleberry.
Creamy-white flowers followed by large red berries
£16.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Fructo Albo'

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Fructo Albo'  >

Commonly known as: Appleberry.
Rare form with white fruits
£16.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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