Billardiera heterophylla – Bluebell Creeper

A twining shrub which can grow to 4 metres tall with support. Grown on its own it forms a dense shrubby habit. It has clusters of pendulous blue flowers from spring through summer. There are also selections with white or pink flowers, and ground cover forms.  Grow in sun to part shade. It readily seeds, and can be spread by birds, so it can become weedy and invasive to surrounding bushland, so plant with care or choose a sterile alternative like Billardiera heterophylla x parviflora ‘Edna Walling Blue Bells’.

This plant was formerly known as Sollya heterophylla.

Scientific Name:Billardiera heterophylla
Common Name:Bluebell Creeper
Plant Type:Large shrub, Climber
Height:0.5 ~ 4 metres
Width:1 ~ 4 metre
Flower Colour:White, Blue, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment:Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly

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