Thursday, August 26, 2010

An outstanding vine

I planted this Eccremocarpus scaber (Chilean glory vine) last year with the intention of it scrambling up a Eucalyptus tree to make it look like the tree had red blossoms all season. While it does this very effectively (several people have asked what that tree with red blooms is), it has also made use of the bamboo growing five feet away (Semiarundinaria fastuosa) to reach for the sky. Hummingbirds visit this vine daily and it was unfazed by the week of subfreezing temperatures this past December. The thing that makes it a real winner is its nonstop blooming -- all in all a great plant.

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