Muechlenbeckia

Mulchlenbeckia includes 30 species of semi-woody climbers, creeper and erect shrubby plants which originates Australasia and South America.

Species Cultivated

M.axillaris stems very slender and threadlike with rounded leaves. It has rounded leaves which grow no more than a third of an inch long.

Cultivation

These plants are grown mainly as curiosities for the sake of their often small leaves and wiry stems. M.ephedroides may be grown over old tree stumps, rocks and other objects. They can be used as a wind-break near the sea by planting it beside an open-weave fence or trellis to form a hedge. They should be placed in a sunny place in the garden and planted in spring.

Below, Mulchlenbeckia complexa, maidenhair vine.

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