(Sausage vine ) A vigorous, twining, evergreen climber native to Central China, Holboellia latifolia has racemes of fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer.
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A vigorous, twining, evergreen climber native to Central China, Holboellia latifolia has racemes of fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer. These flowers are sometimes followed by large, purple, sausage-shaped fruit in a warm year. The leaves are ovate and an attractive mid-green.
An unusual climber with lovely, interesting flowers.
- Position: Sun or shade.
- Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Holboellia latifolia requires protection from frost and shelter from cold winter winds.
- Flowering Period: May - June.
- Flower Colour: Pale greenish-white
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Holboellia latifolia grows to be a medium sized climbing plant which requires support as it will not self-cling.
- Height: up to 5 m (16 ft)
- Spread: 4 m (13 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Climber - Medium (10 - 20 ft)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Scented, Fruit - Ornamental
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