An easy care and hardy upright shrub with large leathery leaves. It bears masses of sprays of purple pea flowers in late winter to spring. A great pioneer plant for the new garden. Growing to around one and a half metres high, it is a useful plant to grow on fences and trellis without the need for constant pruning to keep it in bounds. Mass planted, it will create a dense covering, or to create a low hedge. Suitable also as a pot specimen.
|Scientific Name:||Hardenbergia violacea|
|Other Common Names:||False sarsparilla|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.8 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Purple, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Groundcover, Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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