Monday, January 5, 2015

Muehlenbeckia

Muehlenbeckia

Muehlenbeckia axillaris
A moderate growing, semi-evergreen groundcover shrub, reaching only 6 inches in height.
The small, oval leaves are deep green. The leaves are evergreen into zone 6.
Hardy zones 6 to 9 in full sun to partial shade on well drained soil. It is drought tolerant. Very heat and humidity tolerant, it thrives in the southeastern U.S. Tolerates light foot traffic. It is easily propagated from layering as the stems naturally self layer.

* photos taken @ Smithsonian Inst, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014

* photos taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC

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