Botanical Name: Billardiera longiflora
Common Name: Climbing Blueberry
Category: Hardy Climber
Seed Count: 50
Billardiera longiflora – A small wiry, climbing, twining plant found in Tasmania. It has narrow oblong leaves and creamy –yellow purplish tipped, deliciously scented, waxy flowers in spring followed by edible, outstandingly lovely clusters of deepest purple grape – size, shiny berries in autumn. It has an aniseed flavor. A very adaptable plant with a low water need. It does benefit from light applications of fertilizer and drip irrigation during warmer months . 2.5m x 1.5m.
Sow Billardiera seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time . Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost to their own depth. Seeds may take up to 2-3 months to germinate or longer . These seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging. They still may take many months to appear, so please do not discard. Pot on seedlings to harden off before finally planting out with climbing support.