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|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.