BILLARDIERA

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
    Small, lance-shaped leaves.
  • 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
    Perennial climbers grown for their usually bell-shaped flowers on current year's growth and beautifully-coloured fruits.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
    Lime-free ericaceous potting compost and filtered light for greenhouse growing.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Requires a sheltered site.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - can be grown over a pergola, against a wall or allowed to scramble over vigorous shrubs.
  • Pests & Diseases
    red spider mites under glass.
  • Place of origin
    Australia.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
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Billardiera - Growing Guide

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BILLARDIERA longiflora

BILLARDIERA longiflora

Climbing blueberry, Purple appleberry

Creamy-white flowers followed by bright blue berries

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
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 
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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.
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