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Solanum crispum - 'Glasnevin' (Chilean Potato Tree)

Type Climber, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Climbing or Spreading Plant
Colours Violet Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Solanum crispum Description

This distinctive climber produces a succession of fragrant blue flowers throughout the summer - followed by yellow fruit in autumn. Solanum is deciduous and require support for its woody stems if it is to climb freely.


Solanum crispum - Cultivation Notes

Solanum prefers a well drained soil and positioning in full sun / partial shade. It is quite tender, so always plant in a sunny sheltered position - ideally against a south facing wall.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Solanum crispum:

  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Solanum crispum

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Solanum crispum:

  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants with scented blossom
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