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Muehlenbeckia complexa

Creeping Pohuehue, Scrub Pohuehue

Muehlenbeckia complexa, commonly known as Creeping or Scrub Pohuehue is a low growing groundcover plant or climbing vine. This NZ native forms a dense mat of wiry, brown stems carrying tiny, green leaves. It grows to 30 cm tall and 2 m wide as a groundcover, but will climb fences, etc, with its twining stems to much larger sizes. Muehlenbeckia complexa makes for an attractive ground cover and will tolerate a reasonable amount of foot traffic. Its climbing nature makes it great for growing on fences or trellises for topiary.

Muehlenbeckia complexa growing along the ground with lush, green foliage.
Muehlenbeckia complexa growing as low mounds with lush, green foliage.
The average plant height is 30 cm
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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Groundcovers
Height:30 cm
Spread:2.00 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wind
Garden uses:Arches, Borders, Containers, Ground covering, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Patios, Pool areas, Topiary, Walls
Garden styles:Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Muehlenbeckia complexa Details

Muehlenbeckia complexa, commonly known as Creeping or Scrub Pohuehue is a low growing groundcover plant or climbing vine. This NZ native forms a dense mat of wiry, brown stems carrying tiny, green leaves. The foliage is adorned with masses of white flowers through summer which result in small, white berries. It typically grows to 30 cm tall and 2 m wide as a groundcover, but will climb fences, etc, with its twining stems to much larger sizes. It performs best when planted in in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site and is tolerant of extended dry periods, coastal conditions, frost, and cool climates. Muehlenbeckia complexa is great for covering large areas quickly. It makes for an attractive ground cover and will tolerate a reasonable amount of foot traffic. Creeping Pohuehue will tend to grow over everything in its path so some trimming may be required from time to time. Its climbing nature makes it great for growing on fences or trellises for topiary.

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