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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 (6½-10ft)
  • 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. Flowers are 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.

BILLARDIERA longiflora

 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites under glass.
    Place of origin
    Australia(New South Wales to Tasmania).
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Pendent, solitary, narrowly bell-shaped flowers 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    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)
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
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Billardiera - Growing Guide

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This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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