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Billardiera scandens

Genus Species: Billardiera scandens

Common / Product Name: Common Apple Berry

Habit: CLIMBER (C)

Available Sizes

Height x Width: 0.5m – 1m x 0.5 – 1m

Pruning: Light

Frost Tolerance: Low

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable

Coastal Tolerance: Medium

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Origin: Australian Plant

Evergreen: Yes

Flowering: starts: Winter / ends: Summer

Flower Colour: White/Green

Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -3°C for short periods once established. Heavy frosts will cause the plant to die, needs to be planted in protected areas.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Low 40’s°C will tolerate higher temperatures for short periods.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron to prevent yellowing of leaves.

Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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