Joy Creek Nursery

655-003D4   Holboellia angustifolia var. angustifolia     ( Sausage vine )

Holboellia angustifolia var. angustifolia
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Thanks to Portland garden designer Lauren Hall-Behrens for allowing us to make cuttings on her specimen of this wonderful evergreen climber which she bought at Heronswood Nursery. The dark green palmate leaves consist of five, occasionaly six, leaflets that are narrow and tapering at the tip as the specific name suggests. This has been slow growing in our garden but now that it has reached its 4th year it has begun to put on rapid new growth which is in all ways more delicate in appearance than Holboelia coriacea. It is amazing how the leading stem seems to lasso branches as it follows its ascent up trees and shrubs. Lauren grows hers to stunning effect on a fence. Pale spring flowers are both male and female. We have never had fruit but have seen pictures of the purple "sausages" of Holboelia angustifolia var. angustifolia and hope, given a little more time, we will begin to see them in our gardens.

Spring.  20 ft. x Variable

White flowers

Zones 7, 8, 9, 10     Sun, Part Shade

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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