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Muehlenbeckia complexa - maidenhair vine

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Fast-growing super-versatile trailing vine that is way more rugged than its delicate looks suggest. Extremely adaptable - it can be a climber, a groundcover, a trailing plant, or a freestanding shrub depending on how you choose to grow it. Happy in sun or shade, it will add a waterfall effect to baskets and patio pots - or plant it on a balcony and let it trail down like a green living curtain to shade the room beneath.

Muehlenbeckia complexa - maidenhair vine, necklace vine, wire vine, pohuehue, mattress plant, wiggy-bush

APPEARANCE : Evergreen fast-growing trailing-tangling vine native to New Zealand. Small round silver-bronze leaves are spaced along slender stems, which intertwine. Mature plants may produce tiny starry transparent flowers in summer. Named after a doctor from Alsace who was very interested in moss.
USE FOR : Hanging baskets, windowboxes, vertical gardens and living walls. Can be pruned hard into a freestanding shrub or topiary; used as groundcover, or trained to cover a chainlink fence or other structure. Windy and exposed sites, frontline coastal gardens. Wildlife gardens - butterflies and other insects appreciate it.
PLANTING : Tolerant of sun and part shade. Likes free-draining soil; will grow in clay and sandy soils, even shingle. Salt tolerant, will come through a light frost though the plant may drop leaves.
CARE : Water regularly during the first 12 weeks and once established. If trailing stems get too long or numerous, snip them back. Hard frost will kill leafy growth above ground but the plant usually regrows.
HEIGHT & WIDTH :  2 - 3m around
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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