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Conservatory GreenhouseClimber Wall Shrub

Luzuriaga radicans

L. radicans is an evergreen scrambling climber with narrow, oval leaves set in opposite rows. Small, fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers with a central yellow cone of anthers, hang in clusters, or singly, from the leaf-axils. Small red or orange berries follow

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green
Summer White Yellow Blue Green
Autumn Blue Green
Winter Blue Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Luzuriagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Luzuriaga is a small genus of semi-woody trailing perennial herbs from Chile, Peru, the Falkland Islands and New Zealand; the wiry stems are capable of producing roots, enabling them to climb. White flowers are followed by colourful fleshy fruits

Name status

Correct

Plant range
S America

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How to grow

Cultivation

May grow outdoors in mild, damp counties, otherwise suited to temperate glass conditions. Prefers peaty conditions and humidity. Creeps along the ground and then ascends tree trunks

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

Trim back if required

Pests

May suffer from slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally trouble-free

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