Native climbers

 Local, indigenous, native climbers.

These native climbers are indigenous to the Maroondah, Manningham and Yarra Ranges council areas and are perfectly adapted to these locations. Seeds are collected by experienced and licensed collectors and grown locally, for private gardens council land and revegetation areas.

Native Climbers grown.

Billardiera longiflora     Billardiera scandens var.mutabilis     Clematis aristata    Clematis microphylla
Comesperma volubile    
Glycine clandestine     Hardenbergia violacea     Pandorea pandorana


Billardiera longiflora

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Billardiera longiflora
Common Name: Purple Apple-Berry
Size:
Relatively small and light
Requirements: Partial sun, moist well drained soils. Will tolerate full sun in cool areas.

Localities: Found in moist areas, usually mountainous in the Yarra Ranges.
Attractive slender twining climber.
Bird nectar and berry provider.

 


Billardiera scandens

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Billardiera scandens var. mutabilis

Common Name: Common Apple-Berry
Size: Variable light climber
Requirements: Full sun through to full shade, well drained, dry to moist soils.
Localities: Widespread in various forest types throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Soft,  light climber, bushier if grown in a sunny position. Good drought and shade tolerance.
Bird nectar and berry provider, long flowering period.

Clematis aristata

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Clematis aristata
Common Name: Austral Clematis
Size: Can become quite large in optimal conditions.
Requirements: Full sun through to full shade, well drained, dry or moist soils, easily grown.
Localities: Common in Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Vigorous  climber, very showy. Happiest when some summer moisture is available.

Clematis microphylla
Clematis microphylla

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Common Name: Small-Leafed Clematis
Size: Moderately vigorous
Requirements: Full to part sun, well drained, dry or moist soils.
Localities: Common throughout both Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Medium sized, dioecious perennial climber. Excellent showy climber for use in dry position. Fluffy seed heads are an attractive, long lasting feature.


Comesperma volublile

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Comesperma volubile
Common Name: Love Creeper
Size: Small climber
Requirements: Partial shade. Well drained dry to moist soils where roots are prevented from becoming very hot.
Localities: Common in reserves throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Open, slender climber insignificant until flowering when it is spectacular.


Glycine clandesina

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Glycine clandestina

Common Name: Twining Glycine
Size: Twining, 0.3-2m Tall
Requirements: Partial sun to full shade. Moist, well drained soils, tolerating dryness once established.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Attractive light climber, useful for shaded areas.  Much more vigorous when growing in ideal conditions.  Butterfly foliage provider.

Hardenbergia violacea

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Hardenbergia violacea
Common Name: Purple Coral Pea
Size: Variable, can develop into a medium sized climber.
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Well drained, drier soils.
Localities: Reasonably common in Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Very showy when in flower.  Quite fast growing and drought tolerant.  Useful as light screen or to cover embankments.

Pandorea pandorana

Pandorea pandorana

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Common Name: Wonga Vine
Size: Variable. May become very large.
Requirements: Full to partial sun. Moist, well drained soil.
Localities: Occurs throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Very showy when in flower. Prefers semi shaded position. Vigorous climber for growing amongst established trees and strong structures. Too vigorous to be grown on light structures.