Tecomanthe hillii ‘Edna Walling Island Belle’ – Fraser Island Creeper

A climber of moderate density and vigour, with glossy pinnate foliage, and spectacular clusters of large waxy pink bells from spring through summer, pollinated by native bees, moths and insects, and honeyeaters.  Performs beautifully as an elegant courtyard plant, on a wall or pergola, fence or veranda or in a container. If grown in a suitable pot, it can be brought inside when in flower.

Family:Bignoniaceae
Scientific Name:Tecomanthe hillii
Cultivar:Edna Walling Island Belle
Common Name:Fraser Island Creeper
Plant Type:Climber
Height:2 ~ 10 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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