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  • potato vine (syn. S. jasminoides 'Album')
  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 6m

Solanum laxum 'Album'

potato vine (syn. S. jasminoides 'Album')

RHS award of garden merit
3 lt pot (60cm cane) £17.99
3 lt pot (60cm cane) £17.99

This climber is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    Fragrant, star-shaped, bluish-white flowers with tiny, yellow centres from June to September and glossy, dark green leaves. This jasmine-scented climber is valuable for covering sheltered walls or for growing through other shrubs or climbers. The tiny purple-black autumn berries contrast well with the decorative seedheads of late flowering clematis. In frost-prone areas grow under glass.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring prune side shoots to within 3 or 4 buds. Check climbers grown under glass regularly for red spider mite and aphids and treat using the relevant biological control - Phytoseiulus persimilis (spider mite) and Aphidoletes aphidimyza (aphids)
  • Harmful if eaten

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