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Billardiera longiflora Cherry Berry

Climbing Blueberry

Unusual purple/blue fruit in the autumn

The lance shaped dark green leaves of the Billardiera Longiflora Cherry Berry open up to bell-shaped, mauve florets and are not only a visual treat but are attractive to birds and butterflies as well. The brightly coloured blueberry type fruits it produces in the summer are a exotic addition to any garden.


This drought tolerant plant grows in a sunny spot protected from cold winds. Plant in hummus rich and moist but well-drained soil to bring out its most vivid colours.


Looks great climbing a wall or growing up through shrubs.

The Climbing Blueberry is originally from New South Wales and Tasmania and has received the Order of Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering May - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 160 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 185 cm - 240 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 140 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From April to September