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Anredera cordifolia

Lamb’s Tail

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height4m to 6m
  • Speed of GrowthVery fast
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Anredera cordifolia (Lamb’s Tail). This species is a fast growing twiner with leaves that are shiny, heart-shaped and bright green. In the autumn it will produce 30cms long racemes of small, white, scented flowers. Aerial tubers are produced which break off and root.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Tuber or Rhizome, Fragrant

Origin

Brazil, N. Argentina

Interest and use

Ornamental.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Frost tender, min 7C. If grown in cool areas they will die down in winter. Provide well drained soil and full light. Water moderately in growing season, sparingly at other times. Provide support. Cut back previous seasons growth by half or to just above ground level in spring.

Propagation

Division, layering, seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids red spider mites, can be a problem.

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