This plant is distinguished by masses of purple pea flowers in spring on a vigorous climber with attractive dark green glossy leaves. Use it to screen fences or walls or as a vigorous ground cover that can stabilise embankments. It needs very little fertiliser and can stand dry conditions very well. Give it a trim after flowering if you feel a tidy up is necessary.
|Scientific Name:||Hardenbergia comptoniana|
|Common Name:||Native Wisteria|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Climber|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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