Sollya heterophylla

Sollya heterophylla

Bluebell creeper

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Flowers

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Fruits

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Plant does fruit in October

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  • Botanical name: Sollya heterophylla
  • Common name: Bluebell creeper
  • Family: Pittosporaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Bluebell creeper, Sollya heterophylla, is native to Australia. An evergreen climber, it bears lance-shaped, fresh green leaves and contrasting pretty, blue, bell-shaped summer flowers, followed by edible, blue berries. It’s perfect for training over a pergola or arch in a sheltered, sunny spot.

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Grow Sollya heterophylla in moist but well drained soil or compost. In cooler regions grow in a container, which you can move indoors in autumn, or raise under glass. Tie in twining stems using raffia or twine. In spring cut back the flowered shoots back to the strongest buds. Water sparingly during the winter months.

How to grow Sollya heterophylla

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Sollya heterophylla and wildlife

Sollya heterophylla has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Sollya heterophylla poisonous?

Sollya heterophylla has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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