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Solanum intrusum

Garden huckleberry

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Solanum intrusum (Garden huckleberry). This species is an annual herb growing to 75cm. The leaves are broadly ovate to entire. The flowers are borne in white thick corymbs with brown anthers, which are followed by black fruits.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and ornamental fruits. Flowers most seasons. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

These warm-climate plants are demanding as they require full sun and rich, well-drained soil. You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Propagation

Propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, whitefly and aphids may cause problems.

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