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Holboellia Traversii

Hardy to -20°C, evergreen, easy to grow and very fragrant makes us wonder why more people in the UK aren’t growing and enjoying this climber.
In May its unusual, dangling flowers appear in tightly packed clusters above dark green, glossy foliage. Blooms appear in two different colours depending if they are male and female.
It’s best situated in a sunny spot in well drained fertile soil. Its foliage and flowers will provide all year round interest and in late summer its attractive flowers are followed by interesting fruit. Height 2-3m, spread 1m. Supplied in 9cm pot.
Flower Colour

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Prairie Style planting

Fully hardy perennial

Climbers, Perennials

Climber, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Rare or Unusual, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time
Spring, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

100cm (40")

2m (80"), 3m (10')



Well drained fertile





Additional Information

Frangrant spring blooms with evergreen foliage. The Fruits are edible if they reach maturity. Pruning group 11 in the spring. Will suit most sheltered walls including cool shade but to produce flowers it needs some sun. Fully hardy perennial to -20C.

Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
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