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Products > Muehlenbeckia complexa
 
Muehlenbeckia complexa - Wire Vine
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Polygonaceae (Knotweeds)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Muehlenbeckia axillaris, Hort.]
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Muehlenbeckia complexa (Wire Vine) - A twining evergreen vine that can climb or clamber over any support to reach 20-30 feet tall and without support becomes a groundcover of equal width. Dense, wire-like stems are covered with interlaced tiny small round light green leaves. Tiny creamy-green colored flowers are produced in late spring into early summer. Full sun to part shade with regular irrigation. It is hardy to at least 10-15 F. Cut back to desired shape or to contain - plant recovers rapidly. This plant is useful in coastal plantings, works great for covering banks, walls, structures and topiary - it creates a nice soft effect and is fast growing. This plant grows naturally along coastal and lowland areas of North and South Islands in New Zealand. It sometimes wrongfully listed as Muehlenbeckia axillaris, which is a smaller-leafed very low growing plant.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Muehlenbeckia complexa.
 
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