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Billardiera longiflora


Purple Appleberry

Unusual, large white purple fruit in autumn

Flourishing year round, the Billardiera Longiflora gives you deliciously scented creamy white, trumpet shaped florets and electric blue-purple, aromatic fruits.


Prefers well drained, hummus rich, moist soil and can thrive in semi shaded spots and sunny ledges.


Grow up a south or west facing wall or up through dark green shrubs for a stunning effects.

Billardiera Longiflora has received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 195 cm - 240 cm
Plant width 120 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From March to September