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Climbing Blueberry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Billardiera longiflora

 

Climbing Blueberry

Billardiera longiflora - Climbing Blueberry - is a Tasmanian narrow-leafed vine with fragrant creamy-yellow bell-shaped flowers that are followed by grape-sized shiny purple edible fruit in Autumn.

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plant Features
  • Climbing Blueberry likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Climbing Blueberry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Climbing Blueberry is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Climbing Blueberry likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Climbing Blueberry

Latin name

Billardiera longiflora

type

Vine

family

Pittosporaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Climbing Blueberry likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Climbing Blueberry is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Climbing Blueberry likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Climbing Blueberry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Climbing Blueberry is 1.50meters x 2.40meters 1.50 M 2.40 M

Billardiera longiflora

Billardiera longiflora - Climbing Blueberry - is a Tasmanian narrow-leafed vine with fragrant creamy-yellow bell-shaped flowers that are followed by grape-sized shiny purple edible fruit in Autumn.


Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Flowers from mid Spring to early Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Sow seeds at any time in seed compost bearing in mind that germination can be very slow - up to 3 months, or even longer. A germination temperature of 15 - 20 deg. C is ideal. Grow on individual seedlings in 3" pots before planting with support for the vine to climb on, in a well-drained sunny site, or in a very large pot.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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