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Potato Vine

Solanum laxum

2006-10-18Solanum laxum02 by Wildfeuer (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

2.5m

8m

Min

1.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Potato Vine
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Overview

Solanum laxum is a climbing species with glossy, semi-evergreen, dark green leaves. This foliage provides a great background for the jasmine-scented, showy, white flowers that appear in summer. Flowers are blue-white and star-shaped with triangular petals and stocky yellow stamens in the centre. Flowers lead onto inedible, round, purple-black fruits in autumn.

Common problems

Can be attacked by aphids and red spider mite. It can also suffer from grey moulds and tomato spotted wilt.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Climbing.

Uses

Plant in wall side borders in urban courtyards or informal cottage gardens.