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Petrea volubilis Purple wreath   Lauracae

Petrea volubilis, Purple wreath


Petrea volubilis, Purple wreath

Native to Central America and the West Indies, this bushy, evergreen woody stemmed climber is grown for its clusters of delightful star-like, violet flowers , set among simple, elliptic, rough-textured leaves.
It grows to a height of 20 ft (6 m) or more and needs support to maintain its climbing habit.
Cultivation: They are best grown in light, well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagate from seed or more commonly from cuttings.