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I saw this on holiday in the Azores last week and have seen it before in Turkey, I think, or maybe it was the Canaries. It tends to grow prolifically on an exposed wall and flowers all through the winter in the most amazingly vivid orange colour, as in this picture. I would love to get hold of it for my roof terrace, but would it thrive and survive the winter in East London, I wonder? Is it a semi-succulent?

Stunning flowering trailer from the Azores (and the Med)

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  • Posted: Thu. 14th January 2016 09:08

Re: Stunning flowering trailer from the Azores (and the Med)

Reply from Carla Cook

Eccremocarpus scaber or Chilean glory flower

This link is for the detail on the RHS about the plant
https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/6213/i-Eccremocarpus-scaber

You can grow it in the UK it grows in our allotment hedge and is pink, there are a couple of colours

  • Posted: Thu. 14th January 2016 09:55

Re: Stunning flowering trailer from the Azores (and the Med)

Reply from Tulaine Kent

Hello there. To me it looks a little more like a Pyrostegia venusta, otherwise known as a Flame Vine.

http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/pyrostegia-venusta-flame-vine
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrostegia_venusta

  • Posted: Thu. 14th January 2016 10:29

Re: Stunning flowering trailer from the Azores (and the Med)

Reply from Nicola

Hi Tim,

Here are is Eccremocarpus scaber (Chilean glory flower) in Shoot for you to look at.

To my eye it does look more like Pyrostegia venusta. We don't have that plant in Shoot yet, but you can request we add it for you by using our plant request form

Kind regards, Nicola

  • Posted: Thu. 14th January 2016 11:15

Re: Re: Stunning flowering trailer from the Azores (and the Med)

Reply from Timdavies

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't think it's that because it is a trailer with no means of climbing and the leaves themselves are succulent.
I will try to find some more pictures, but the leaves are in a sort of chain-linked, sausage-like format and trail down with no visible means of attachment to the wall.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th January 2016 11:01

Re: Re: Re: Stunning flowering trailer from the Azores (and the Med)

Reply from Timdavies

I have also found this description of another plant that has very similar leaves:

Carpobrotus chilensis (Molina) N. E. Brown 1928
Above: The similar but slightly smaller species, Carpobrotus chilensis has magenta flowers 1.5 to 2.5 inch in diameter and similar fleshy seed capsules to C. edulis. Photo. Near Canford Cliffs, Dorset.

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  • Posted: Sun. 17th January 2016 11:12