Our hardenbergia They are beautiful climbing shrubs that produce a large number of flowers in the spring. They are ideal for covering fences or walls, and they also have a fairly fast growth rate so in a short time we will achieve our goal: to give life to that area of ​​the garden that we liked so little until then.

Its care and maintenance are quite simplesince they do not usually have pest problems or serious diseases. Discover them.

Origin and characteristics

Comptonian Hardenbergia

Hardenbergia is the term used to designate various evergreen climbing shrubs native to Australiawhere they are found from the coast to the mountains, through the forest and the moors. They can exceed three meters in height, and their leaves are dark green, leathery, and oval.

The flowers are grouped in racemose or spike inflorescences, and appear in early spring. The fruits are pods.

The genus is made up of three species:

  • Hardenbergia bimaculata
  • Hardenbergia violacea
  • Comptonian Hardenbergia

¿What are your cares?

Hardenbergia violacea in flower

If you want to have a copy, we recommend that you provide it with the following care:

  • Location: outdoors, in full sun or in semi-shade.
  • Earth:
    • Pot: substrate for acidophilic plants mixed with 30% perlite.
    • Garden: acidic, with good drainage.
  • Irrigation: 3-4 times a week in summer and every 4-5 days the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: from spring to autumn it must be paid, either preferably with Organic fertilizers or chemicals, following the indications specified on the package.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in spring-summer. Direct sowing in seedbed. Also by stem cuttings in spring.
  • Pruning: can be pruned after flowering. Remove dry, diseased or weak stems, and trim those that have grown too long.
  • Plagues and diseases: aphids, Red spider and, if overwatered, mushrooms. It has to deal with specific products.
  • Rusticity: sensitive to cold and frost. It can be grown outdoors in areas with a mild climate, with weak and occasional frosts down to -2ºC.

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