• Muehlenbeckia axillaris
  • Muehlenbeckia axillaris
  • Muehlenbeckia axillaris

Muehlenbeckia axillaris

Wire Vine, Creeping Wire Vine, Creeping Muehlenbeckia
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: In stock

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Ground-hugging habit
  • Tiny foliage, tiny flowers and a tangle of zig-zag stems
  • Matt forming or can be shaped
  • Full sun or partial shade
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Description

Muehlenbeckia axillaris is a ground-hugging prostrate shrub from New Zealand and the Australian states of Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. It has tiny leaves (considerably smaller than those of Muehlenbeckia complexa) and its pale yellow flowers are similarly diminutive, so small it is easy to not notice them at first. It is more of a low ground-covering shrub than a climbing plant but it can be trained or pruned in a number of ways, depending on your needs. Like many of the divaricating shrubs of Australiasia - and in particular, of New Zealand - the twiggy woody stems are curiously appealing and create a dense wiry zigzagging mass.

It is hardy in most parts of the UK, sometimes partially losing its foliage in the colder winters and should be fleeced if the weather gets severe.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Polygonaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Calacinum axillare, Polygonum axillare, Polygonum depressum
Geographical Origin New Zealand, Australia
Cultivation Full sun, tolerating shade. Moist well-drained soil. Sheltered south-facing aspect is ideal
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 2-4m spreading. Shape and trim as needed
Hardiness Hardy. Mulch in winter. May need protection with fleece during prolonged sub-zero temperatures and severe cold spells

Muehlenbeckia axillaris

Wire Vine, Creeping Wire Vine, Creeping Muehlenbeckia
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: In stock

£6.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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