A picture of a Jade Vine

Jade Vine

Strongylodon macrobotrys

Also known as

Emerald Creeper, Emerald Vine, Turquoise Jade Vine, Jade vine

Strongylodon macrobotrys - HBG - 01 by Eria Wei (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

4m

1m

Min

2.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Jade Vine

A close up of some blue Strongylodon macrobotrys flowers on a jade vine plant
A close up of a blue Strongylodon macrobotrys flower on a jade vine plant
A close up of some blue Strongylodon macrobotrys flowers on a jade vine plant
A close up of some blue Strongylodon macrobotrys flowers on a jade vine plant

Jade Vine Overview

Strongylodon macrobotrys is a striking plant from the pea family, Fabaceae (Fabaceae). It is an evergreen climber commonly known by the names jade vine, emerald vine and turquoise jade vine. It has a vigorous climbing habit and can easily reach 20m in height, with a possible spread of 4m. Foliage is divided into a 3 leaflet arrangement, leaves are oval to egg-shaped and measure up to 25cm long. Unusual clawed flowers measuring around 8cm in length, in a striking turquoise to pale blue-green colour are borne pendantly from branched stems, these can reach up to 3 metres in length and may contain over 75 flowers. The flowers lead onto fleshy, oblong seedpods measuring around 15cm in length, they usually contain 12 seeds. Originating from damp environments in the Philippines, this plant grows well in partially shaded conditions and prefers moist, well-draining soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH.

Common problems with Jade Vine

How to propagate Jade Vine

Seed

Layering

Air-layer in spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe stem cuttings are best taken in summer, use bottom heat for best results.

Special features of Jade Vine

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Jade Vine

Conservatory, greenhouses