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Bluebell creeper

Billardiera spp.

Billardiera sericophora 8983 by Melburnian (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bluebell creeper Overview

Billardiera is a genus containing around 22 evergreen, woody climbing shrub and vine species in the Pittosporaceae family. They are endemic to Australia and the species Billardiera heterophylla is commonly cultivated, it also goes by the name bluebell creeper. Foliage is leathery and arranged alternately and 5-petalled, bell-shaped flowers are either solitary or borne in clusters. They are most frequently grown for their ornamental fruits, which range in colour from red-green to deep purple or vibrant red.

Common problems with Bluebell creeper

How to propagate Bluebell creeper

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or softwood or greenwood cuttings in late spring to early summer.

Seed

Special features of Bluebell creeper

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Bluebell creeper

Grown for their attractive, blue flowers.