Chilean Potato Tree

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Chilean Potato Tree - Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Common Name: Chilean Potato Tree
Genus: Solanum
Species: crispum
Cultivar: 'Glasnevin'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 7.00 m (700 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This fast growing evergreen or semi-evergreen climber is a member of the potato family (note the flower shape and compare with potato flowers) Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ has a very long flowering period, the blooms are produced throughout summer and into autumn. The flowers are blue-purple with orange-yellow centres, they are fragrant and produced in large clusters. Pale yellow fruits follow the flowers. For best flowering display, grow the plant in full sun on a south-facing wall.

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