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Heavenly Ascent® Holboellia Vine

Holboellia brachyandra 'HWJ1023'

Pronunciation: hol-BEL-lee-uh brak-ee-AN-druh
SKU #05638
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description Exotic, highly scented, large, waxy, white flowers with a deep purple tint towards the base emerge in spring along this vigorous evergreen climber. The deliciously fragrant blooms evoke the sweet scent of fresh melons, producing somewhat elongated, edible, purplish fruits, when pollinated.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; twining stems reach 20 ft. tall, with support.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Showy Fruit, Edible
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Espalier
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Turtlehead (Chelone); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
CARE
Care Provide well-drained, humus-rich soil, with support of an arbor or trellis; shelter from harsh, drying winds. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize regularly during the growing season. Lightly prune tips to shape; leave newer stems to mature for next years bloom.
HISTORY
Lore Holboellia is commonly called sausage vine because of their bright purple or pink sausage-shaped, edible fruit, somewhat resembling a sausage. The are a member of the Lardizabalaceae, which also includes the fragrant Akebia (chocolate vine), and Decaisnia.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.