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Climber Wall Shrub

Holboellia coriacea

sausage vine

H. coriacea is a rampant climber with leaves composed of three oblong, leathery leaflets, and clusters of pale purple male, and greenish female flowers, occasionally followed by sausage-shaped greenish-purple fruits 5-6cm in length

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Purple Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green Green Purple
Winter Green
Position
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Lardizabalaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Holboellia are vigorous evergreen climbing shrubs with twining stems bearing leathery, palmate leaves and axillary clusters of small flowers, both male and female on the same plant

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W China

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How to grow

Cultivation

Will suit most sheltered walls including cool shade but to produce flowers it needs some sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed, layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11 in spring

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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