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Billardiera longiflora - Purple Apple Berry

Billardiera longiflora (Purple Apple Berry) seeds

£1.80

Very desirable climber from Tasmania with deep-green foliage and greenish-yellow or cream, long bell-shaped flowers with indigo insides, often changing to purple. These are followed by an abundance of vivid, shiny, almost metallic, purplish-blue berries. A vigorous grower, it will quickly cover walls etc., and is hardy enough to be grown outside in mild areas. Will happily grow in a container and in cold areas, will need to be moved to a cool greenhouse for the winter.

Half-Hardy Climber (to 0C)
Flowers: Summer
Height: to 3m
Position: Sun or semi-shade

Packet of 20 seeds

 


GROWING GUIDE

Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year.  Sow in trays or pots on the surface of a mix of two-thirds peat based compost, eg. Levington and one third sand, and just cover the seed with a sprinkling of sieved compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and maintain an optimum temperature of 15-18C. Germination should take place in 30-60 days.

Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Over-winter at a temperature of about 5C. Harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed in full sun or semi-shade. Will be ok outside in mild areas but protect in cold areas with fleece or by maintaining in a container and over-wintering in a frost free place.



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