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BILLARDIERA longiflora

Commonly known as Climbing blueberry, Purple appleberry

Creamy-white flowers followed by bright blue berries
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - linear-lance-shaped, deep-green leaves 1.5-4.5cm (½-1¾in) long.
  • Cream - creamy white
  • Height - 2-3m (6-10ft)
  • 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 - slender, wiry-stemmed climber. Solitary, bell-shaped flowers 2-3cm (¾ - 1¼in) long, followed by oblong-ovoid berries 2cm (¾ in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy 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 sun
  • Partial shade - requires a sheltered site.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - red spider mites under glass.
  • Place of origin - Australia(New South Wales to Tasmania).
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil

Buy Varieties of BILLARDIERA longiflora

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Cherry Berry'

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Cherry Berry'  >

Commonly known as: Appleberry.
Creamy-white flowers followed by large red berries
£15.50 each

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Fructo Albo'

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Fructo Albo'  >

Commonly known as: Appleberry.
Rare form with white fruits
£15.50 each

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