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Cathedral Gem Sausage Vine

Holboellia coriacea 'Cathedral Gem'

Abundant clusters of white buds open to pendulous blossoms of cream to dusky mauve. Large, pink, sausage-shaped, edible fruit form in the summer. Ideal trellised near pathways, or in patios and garden entrances, where the attractive flowers and intoxicating fragrance can be enjoyed up close. Semi-evergreen in colder zones.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Keep soil consistently moist.

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Average Size at MaturityVigorous stems to 25 ft. long.
Bloom TimeLate winter to early spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist.
Companion PlantsSpiderwort (Tradescantia); Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)

Prefers well-drained, humus-rich acidic soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Provide support such as arbor or trellis. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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