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Commonly known as Coral plant
EvergreenIvy-like, ovate or heart-shaped leaves to 10cm (4in) long
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingWeakly twining climber. Sparse spherical flowers to 1.5cm (½in) across with stalks 5cm (2in) long in pendent racemes from the leaf axils
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Against a wall
Partial shadeSheltered site
Additional FeaturesGood to knowPrune only if essentialPests & DiseasesTrouble freePlace of originAustralia (New South Wales)
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsNeutral to acid soilHumus-rich, well-drained