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Ritak Sausage Vine

Holboellia latifolia 'Ritak'

SKU
05637
This superb selection was collected by Dan Hinkley at over 10,000 feet elevation in Ritak, a remote village in Nepal. Clusters of purplish cinnamon-scented flowers are often followed by large lavender fleshy fruit.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityVigorous stems reach 15 feet tall and 12 feet wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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