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Commonly known as Appleberry
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.
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.
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