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Muehlenbeckia axillaris (Pohuehue)

Creeping Wire Vine

Muehlenbeckia axillaris, commonly known as Creeping Wire Vine or Pohuehue, forms a dense mat of wiry stems carrying tiny, glossy green leaves. Masses of small, cream-coloured flowers are borne through summer and result in small, white berries in autumn. This NZ native typically grows to 20 cm tall and 1 m wide. Muehlenbeckia axillaris is great for covering large areas such as a bank and makes for an effective and attractive ground cover.

Muehlenbeckia axillaris growing as a ground cover in a garden.
Muehlenbeckia axillaris foliage.
Muehlenbeckia axillaris plant.
The average plant height is 5 cm
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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Groundcovers
Height:20 cm
Spread:1.00 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Ground covering, Paths & Steps
Garden styles:Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Modern, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Muehlenbeckia axillaris (Pohuehue) Details

Muehlenbeckia axillaris, commonly known as Creeping Wire Vine or Pohuehue, is a low growing, groundcover plant. It forms a dense mat of wiry stems carrying tiny, glossy green leaves. During the colder months the foliage tends to develop bronze tones. Masses of small, cream-coloured flowers are borne through summer and result in small, white berries in autumn. This NZ native typically grows to 20 cm tall and 1 m wide, performing best when planted in in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. The Creeping Wire Vine is tolerant of extended dry periods, coastal conditions, moderate wind, frost, and cool climates. This plant is great for covering large areas such as a bank and makes for an effective and attractive ground cover. Muehlenbeckia axillaris is a low maintenance plant is also well suited to urban plantings that experience a reasonable amount of foot traffic. It is favoured by landscape designers across NZ.

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