Characteristics: A fast growing shrubby vine is native to South America. A good bloomer and relatively frost-hardy, withstanding temperatures down to about 17-21 degrees.
Zone: 9 and warmer. Note, in mild and warm climates, this plant is reported to be potentially invasive.
Growth: from 10 to 20 ft. tall
Flowers: blooms from late spring to early fall. Flowers are pure white to light blue flowers, with prominent yellow stamens and are slightly perfumed. Flowers are followed by small purple-black berries, which are toxic if ingested.
Leaves: semi-decidious to evergreen, which can take a red tint during fall.
Soil: This plant will grow in a large range of soils, but prefer well-drained grounds, without excessive moisture. They can grow well in poor soils too.
Horticulture Agent IV
County Extension Director