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Heavenly Ascent® Holboellia Vine

Holboellia brachyandra 'HWJ1023'

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.
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Your climate might be too cold for this plant: 7


Full sun

Keep soil consistently moist.


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Botanical Pronunciationhol-BEL-lee-uh brak-ee-AN-druh
LoreHolboellia 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; twining stems reach 20 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Showy Fruit
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist.
Companion PlantsTurtlehead (Chelone); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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