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Commonly known as Appleberry

All flower MAY-JUN

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.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Linear-lance-shaped, deep green leaves 1.5-4.5cm (½-1¾in) long.
  • Cream
    Creamy white
  • 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 (¾in) 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
    Pendent, solitary, narrowly bell-shaped flowers 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich
    Neutral to acid soil
Billardiera - Growing Guide

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BILLARDIERA longiflora

BILLARDIERA longiflora

Climbing blueberry, Purple appleberry

creamy-white flowers followed by bright blue berries

£18.50 each 
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