Climbing Blueberry, Purple Appleberry
Billardiera longiflora

Family: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Billardiera (bil-lar-dee-ER-uh)
Species: longiflora (lon-jee-FLO-ruh)

Category
Shrubs
Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements

Where to Grow
Suitable for growing in containers

Height
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger

Bloom Color
Pink
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage
Evergreen
Provides winter interest

Other details

Soil pH requirements
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information
Non-patented

Propagation Methods
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible