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Muehlenbeckia adpressa - (Labill.)Meissn.

Common Name
Family Polygonaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandhills by the coast and inland[154]. Moist coastal forests[144].
Range Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia.
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Weed Potential No
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Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Muehlenbeckia adpressa


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Muehlenbeckia adpressa
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Muehlenbeckia adpressa is an evergreen Climber growing to 2.5 m (8ft 2in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 9. It is in leaf all year. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). . The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

M. gunnii.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked in pies etc[46, 61, 105, 154]. A sour taste, but they are pleasant in small quantities[144].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, it requires greenhouse protection in the winter according to some reports[1, 200], whilst another says that it is possibly hardy in the mildest areas of Britain[11] and another says that it grows luxuriantly in Cornwall[59]. A climbing plant that supports itself by twining around other plants etc[219]. Closely related to M. australis[11]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. High percentage[78]. Plant out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 5 - 10cm with a heel, October/November in a cold frame. High percentage[78].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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