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Rhoicissus capensis

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Rhoicissus capensis. This is a vigorous climber with large ovate, heart-shaped glossy green leaves. The flowers are insignificant and are followed by glossy reddish purple, edible berries.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree or Climber

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their handsome foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will produce frost-tender plants, that prefer full sun with moist but well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings or by layering.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or semi-ripe cuttings or by layering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew, red spider mites and aphids.

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