An adaptable fast growing twining vine that can also grow in a clump if not supported, or used as a ground cover. It has fringed white to pink small flowers in spring followed by orange berries through winter. Birds like the berries, and the tuberous roots are eaten by creatures such as wombats, hence the common name. It is a useful climber as it is not overly rampant, will reach around 6 metres high and wide. Can grow in sun but best in part shade, tolerates light frost, most soil types. The tuberous roots can be eaten either raw or cooked, with an earthy taste
|Scientific Name:||Eustrephus latifolius|
|Common Name:||Wombat Berry|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Climber|
|Height:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Screen|
|Special Features:||Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds, Mammals|
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