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BILLARDIERA longiflora

Commonly known as Climbing blueberry, Purple appleberry

Creamy-white flowers followed by bright blue berries
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BILLARDIERA longiflora

 
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
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Billardiera - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of BILLARDIERA longiflora

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Cherry Berry'

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Cherry Berry'

Appleberry

Creamy-white flowers followed by large red berries

 
£16.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Fructo Albo'

BILLARDIERA longiflora 'Fructo Albo'

Appleberry

Rare form with white fruits

 
£16.50 each 
Notify me when this plant is available to order
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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