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Botanical name: Muehlenbeckia complexa
Other names: Australian ivy, Mattress vine, Wire vine, Muehlenbeckia axillaris
Species: M. complexa - M. complexa is a tender, vigorous, deciduous creeping shrub or twining climber with round, dark green leaves and racemes of small greenish-white flowers in summer, followed by fleshy, white fruit.
Muehlenbeckia complexa is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Spreading, Trailing
Specific pests: Aphids
Specific diseases: Leaf spot
Pruning: Cut back to desired shape or to contain - plant recovers rapidly. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Muehlenbeckia complexa (Australian ivy) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Containers, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Prefers full sun with some midday shade. Shelter from cold drying winds. A mulch over the root stock ensures survival in a bad winter.
Soil type: Loamy, Chalky
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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