Wow!!! This evergreen climber is exquisite with its purple bell shaped scented flowers which ripen into purple fruits during the Autumn. Billardiera longiflora (longiflora means long flowering) is magnificant planted through a large shrub or against a wall for somewhere to climb in a sunny position.
I am currently embellishing a design for a client’s Dingly Dell with this beautiful climber and it will surely look jewel-bedecked in all her fruitful glory when the time comes.
Botanical name: Billardiera longiflora
Other names: Climbing blueberry
Species: B. longiflora – B. longiflora is a slow-growing, evergreen, climbing shrub. It has glossy, narrow, dark-green leaves and in summer bears pretty, pendent, bell-shaped, cream flowers that are heavily scented. Blue-purple berries follow in autumn.
Billardiera longiflora is: Evergreen
Flower: Cream in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Fruit: Purple in Autumn
Fragrance: Flowers have a strong perfume
Toxicity: Ingestion may cause discomfort
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
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