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Passiflora edulis

Purple passion fruit

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPurplish white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Passiflora edulis (Purple passion fruit). This species will produce glossy bright green leaves, The flowers are purple-white.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Climber

Other common names

Granadilla

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Wall or trellis, ornamental fruit

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun and water regularly in summer. Prune congested or overgrown plants in spring and provide support. Fully frost hardy to frost tender, they are best suited to warm areas. Propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering in summer.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring or cuttings or by layering in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, nematodes and scale insects.

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