Potato vine

Solanum laxum 'Album'

Potato vine - Solanum laxum  'Album'

Common Name: Potato vine
Genus: Solanum
Species: laxum
Cultivar: 'Album'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 6.00 m (600 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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




    Fragrant star-shaped bluish-white flowers with tiny yellow centres from June to September and glossy dark green leaves. This jasmine-scented climber is valuable for covering sheltered walls or for growing through other shrubs or climbers. The tiny purple-black autumn berries contrast well with the decorative seedheads of late flowering clematis. In frost-prone areas grow under glass.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring prune side shoots to within 3 or 4 buds. Check climbers grown under glass regularly for red spider mite and aphids and treat using the relevant biological control - Phytoseiulus persimilis (spider mite) and Aphidoletes aphidimyza (aphids)

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