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Hablitzia tamnoides (Caucasian spinach)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hablitzia tamnoides

Other names

Caucasian spinach

Genus

Hablitzia Hablitzia

Species

H. tamnoides - H. tamnoides is a climbing, deciduous perennial with edible, ovate to heart-shaped, mid- to bright green leaves and racemes of tiny, green to yellow-green flowers from late spring into summer.


Hablitzia tamnoides is: Deciduous

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Leaf-mining beetle.

Virus Virus

General care

Pruning

Train along a fence or up a trellis or allow to trail along the ground. Leaves can be harvested throughout summer. Cut back in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hablitzia tamnoides (Caucasian spinach) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Best in moist or moist but well-drained loam in partial shade. Tolerates full sun if soil remains moist and the base of the plant is in shade. Will not tolerate acid soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hablitzia tamnoides

Other names

Caucasian spinach

Genus

Hablitzia Hablitzia

Species

H. tamnoides - H. tamnoides is a climbing, deciduous perennial with edible, ovate to heart-shaped, mid- to bright green leaves and racemes of tiny, green to yellow-green flowers from late spring into summer.

Native to

Caucasus, Iran, Turkey

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Leaf-mining beetle.

Specific diseases

Virus

General care

Pruning

Train along a fence or up a trellis or allow to trail along the ground. Leaves can be harvested throughout summer. Cut back in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hablitzia tamnoides (Caucasian spinach) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Best in moist or moist but well-drained loam in partial shade. Tolerates full sun if soil remains moist and the base of the plant is in shade. Will not tolerate acid soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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