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Billardiera longiflora (Climbing blueberry)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.4m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Billardiera longiflora

Other names

Climbing blueberry

Genus

Billardiera Billardiera

Species

B. longiflora - B. longiflora is a slow-growing, evergreen, climbing shrub. It has glossy, narrow, dark-green leaves and in summer bears pretty, pendent, bell-shaped, cream flowers that are heavily scented. Blue-purple berries follow in autumn.


Billardiera longiflora is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause discomfort

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Billardiera longiflora (Climbing blueberry) will reach a height of 2.4m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in a sheltered sunny or partly shaded position. Not fully hardy, so will benefit from a winter mulch.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Billardiera longiflora

Other names

Climbing blueberry

Genus

Billardiera Billardiera

Species

B. longiflora - B. longiflora is a slow-growing, evergreen, climbing shrub. It has glossy, narrow, dark-green leaves and in summer bears pretty, pendent, bell-shaped, cream flowers that are heavily scented. Blue-purple berries follow in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong perfume.

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause discomfort

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Billardiera longiflora (Climbing blueberry) will reach a height of 2.4m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in a sheltered sunny or partly shaded position. Not fully hardy, so will benefit from a winter mulch.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8

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