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common name: Purple appleberry, Tasmanian Climbing Blueberry
growth rate: medium
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: blue
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -1°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
Somewhat tender, twining climber. Evergreen with small narrow dark green leaves. The small tubular flowers are pale greenish cream-yellow and are followed by the distinctive purple-blue berries, which may remain hang from the slender branches for a long period.
Needs a moist but well drained soil and protection from cold winds and frost. Wire or trellis support is required. It may be successfully grown in a container.
From seed, best sown as soon as ripe. Also by semi-ripe cuttings or layering.
Native to South-Eastern Australia