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ERCILLA volubilis

Evergreen, tough climber with fluffy pale pink-purple scented flowers
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Available again from summer 2021 -
£16.00 each

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  • Evergreen - ovate-heart-shaped to oblong, lustrous, deep green leaves 4-5cm (1½-2in) long with pale veins
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - pink-purple
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • 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 - root-clinging climber by adhesive discs on its stems. Vigorous, freely branching climber. Flower spikes are sometimes followed by purple berries.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun - protect from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - tie to a support until the root-discs become established. Makes excellent ground cover.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects under glass
  • Place of origin - Chile
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - to 4.5cm (1¾in) long
  • 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
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Ercilla volubilis - Growing Guide

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