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Commonly known as Appleberry
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.
EvergreenSmall, lance-shaped leaves.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingPerennial climbers grown for their usually bell-shaped flowers on current year's growth and beautifully-coloured fruits.
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis 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.
Partial shadeRequires a sheltered site.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowCan be grown over a pergola, against a wall or allowed to scramble over vigorous shrubs.Pests & DiseasesRed spider mites under glass.Place of originAustralia.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus- rich.Neutral to acid soil
Buy Varieties of BILLARDIERA
creamy-white flowers followed by bright blue berries
creamy-white flowers followed by large red berries
rare form with white fruits