Saturday, October 8, 2016

Holboellia

Holboellia Holboellia coriacea ( Sausage Vine )
A fast growing, evergreen vine, reaching up to 25 x 12 feet.
The palmate leaves are composed of oblong leaflets. The foliage is glossy mid-green.
The fragrant, hanging, white ( later deepening to pink ) flowers are borne in clusters during late winter into early spring.
They are followed by fleshy, edible, large, pink fruits.
Hardy zones 7 to 10 in full sun to partial shade.

Holboellia latifolia ( Sausage Vine )
A fast growing, evergreen vine, reaching up to 15 x 12 feet.
The palmate leaves are composed of oblong leaflets. The foliage is glossy mid-green.
The scented, bright purple flowers are borne in clusters.
They are followed by fleshy, large, pale bluish-purple fruits.
Hardy zones 7 to 10 in full sun to partial shade.

'Ritak'
Hardy north to zone 6, it was collected by horticulturalist Dan Hinkley at over 10,000 feet elevation in Nepal.

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