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Holboellia latifolia (Sausage vine)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Holboellia latifolia

Other names

Sausage vine

Genus

Holboellia Holboellia

Species

H. latifolia - H. latifolia is a vigorous, tender, twining, evergreen climber with ovate, dark green leaves. In spring, it bears small clusters of very strongly fragrant, white, sometimes purple tinted, bell-shaped flowers. Flowering may be followed by large, purple, sausage-shaped fruit.


Holboellia latifolia is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are highly fragrant.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 in spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Holboellia latifolia (Sausage vine) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide shelter in cold, frost-prone areas, particularly from drying winds. Flowering is best with more sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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

Holboellia latifolia

Other names

Sausage vine

Genus

Holboellia Holboellia

Species

H. latifolia - H. latifolia is a vigorous, tender, twining, evergreen climber with ovate, dark green leaves. In spring, it bears small clusters of very strongly fragrant, white, sometimes purple tinted, bell-shaped flowers. Flowering may be followed by large, purple, sausage-shaped fruit.

Native to

China, Himalayas

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are highly fragrant.

Habit

Climbing, Twining


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 in spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Holboellia latifolia (Sausage vine) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide shelter in cold, frost-prone areas, particularly from drying winds. Flowering is best with more sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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Holboellia lactifolia

Planted this a in my garden last August the stem is still green but the cold spring has shrivelled the leaves, do I leave it, prune it or move it? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you. read more

A week in and my Holboellia latifolia is struggling

We planted this climber before going on holiday last week and on our return the shoots appear to have gone very dark and the leaves are shrivelling. We have panted it against a wall with sun in the… read more

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