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Commonly known as Climbing blueberry, Purple appleberry
Creamy-white flowers followed by bright blue berries
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)
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
Billardiera - Growing Guide
Buy Varieties of BILLARDIERA longiflora
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included