Sclerochiton harveyanus

A magnificent scrambling shrub with blue flowers.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 3m x 3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A magnificent forest plant that usually forms a roundish shrub, that scrambles into surrounding vegetation.  It has glossy deep green foliage.  It bears masses of attractive blue-mauve to purple, 5-lipped flowers.

This shrub tolerates very shady conditions so will fill a space under trees where most other plants cannot survive.  It sends out runners that often root when they touch the ground, making it a useful plant to cover a large area.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts insect pollinators which in turn attract insect-feeding birds.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Forest margins and forest understorey.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.
Prune lightly if necessary.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Forest, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
A wonderful plant to add to a shady forest area of the garden.
Can be planted in large pot on a shady patio.
FLOWERS:
FOLIAGE:
The foliage is glossy, dark green with a smooth margin.
FRUIT:
The green club-shaped fruit ripens to brown and splits into two valves to explosively eject the seed.

CULTIVATION:
Propagate from cuttings.

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