5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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White Potato Vine Overview
The cultivar Solanum laxum 'Album' is a fast-growing climber with glossy, semi-evergreen, dark green leaves. It has woody, twining stems. This foliage provides a great background for the clusters of showy jasmine-scented flowers that appear from summer to autumn. They are white and star-shaped, with triangular petals and yellow stamens in the centre. Purple-black fruits follow. The White Potato Vine - which it is commonly known as - likes a sheltered position in full sun. It prefers moist, well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline. It can be grown under glass (where it needs some shading) or trained against a sunny wall outside. Solanum laxum 'Album' has earned an RHS 'Award of Garden Merit'.
How to propagate White Potato Vine
Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.
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Other uses of White Potato Vine
Plant in wall side borders in urban courtyards or informal cottage gardens.