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Solanum seaforthianum

Italian jasmine

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height3.5m to 6m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBlue, purple pink white
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Solanum seaforthianum (Italian jasmine). This is a frost-tender bushy evergreen, which will produce starry, white flowers in early summer to mid autumn. These are followed by small scarlet berries that are poisonous.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Conservatory, greenhouse

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These warm-climate plants are demanding as they require full sun and rich, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can 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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