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Billardiera longiflora Fructo Alba



Unusual, large white fruit in autumn

A rare form of a unique climber, the Billardiera Fructo Alba is a gorgeous free-climbing plant with snowy white, oblong fruits and yellowish bell shaped flowers. Bees and other insects are particularly attracted to the plant.


Will do best in a sheltered sunny spot with well-drained, hummus rich soil.


Being self-clinging, the plant climbs easily and would look great against walls and fences and even against larger trees. Prune just after flowering to encourage new growth and ongoing flowering.

The Billardiera family of plants grows naturally in Western Australia and tolerates a range of temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius. The fruit is a huge favourite among the aborigines of Australia.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering May - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 120 cm - 200 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 110 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Moist, 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 March to September