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Lapageria rosea 'Nash Court Red'

A twining, medium-sized, evergreen climber with leathery, ovate green leaves and slim, waxy, hanging, cherry-red, bell-shaped flowers which appear in the summer and autumn

Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

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

Lapageria is a twining climber, with ovate, evergreen leaves and large, pendent, waxy-textured, narrowly bell-shaped flowers in summer and autumn

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Ideal climber for a mild, shady garden, especially in acid to neutral soil. Protect from cold, drying winds and provide support. It can also be grown indoors in a large container

Propagation

Propagate by layering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Sub-tropical
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering or leave unpruned

Pests

May be susceptible to, mealybugs, scale insects and tortrix moth

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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