Bluebell creeper

Sollya heterophylla

Bluebell creeper - Sollya heterophylla

Common Name: Bluebell creeper
Genus: Sollya
Species: heterophylla

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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

  • Other features: edible blue berries

Pretty pendant blue bell-shaped flowers from June to September followed by edible blue berries and lance-shaped deep green leaves. This unusual twining evergreen climber is ideal for training over a pergola or arch in a sheltered sunny site. Where temperatures fall below 5C (41F) it's best grown under glass and watered sparingly during the winter months.

  • Garden care: Tie twining stems using raffia or garden twine. In the spring cut back the flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds.