This twining vine is native to northern coastal NSW and southern Queensland, so suits sub-tropical areas. It bears large trusses of purple pea flowers in late winter to spring, which resemble the exotic wisteria, but this vine is an evergreen. It has handsome glossy leaves, so is attractive even when not in flower. It is a good butterfly attracting plant. It can grow tall, scrambling to the top of trees in the wild, but can be controlled with regular pruning.
It used to be known as Millettia megasperma.
|Scientific Name:||Callerya megasperma|
|Common Name:||Native Wisteria|
|Height:||4 ~ 20 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 10 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Purple, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Cottage garden|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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