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Billardiera longiflora (Purple Apple-Berry)

Billardiera longiflora (Purple Apple-Berry)


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Billardiera longiflora is a species of flowering plant in the family Pittosporaceae and is endemic to Tasmania. It is a woody twiner or climber that has variably-shaped, often elliptic leaves, often varying with altitude, and greenish-yellow, pendent, tube-shaped flowers arranged singly and turning blue as they age. This species is often confused with the similar Billardiera macrantha of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

Also known as Climbing Blueberry, this is a slow-growing, evergreen climber bearing cream, highly fragrant, pendular, bell-shaped flowers in Summer which are then followed the edible, metallic blue-purple berries in Autumn. Requires a sheltered position in either full sun or partial shade. Soils need to rich in humus, suitably moist and free-draining. Usually grows to about 2.4m x 1.5m.

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