This species has often been included in Billardiera scandens, but is now considered to be distinct, although closely related.
Billardiera mutabilis is an evergreen, climbing shrub with slender, twining stems that scramble over the ground and climb into surrounding vegetation. The stems can be up to 3 metres long[
The plant is harveted from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales
Prefers moist sites, usually near the coast, in eucalypt forest and woodland[
]. Locally abundant in swamp-forests and along river banks[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Species in this genus generally prefer a moist, well-drained, humus-rich, lime-free soil in sun or semi-shade with a cool root run[
Any pruning is best done in spring[
Fruit - raw or cooked. A fleshy berry around 16 - 20mm long[
Seed - best sown in a warm greenhouse as soon as it is ripe. Only just cover the seed. Sow stored seed in early spring in a warm greenhouse. The germination of fresh seed is usually prolific, but stored seed can take a year to germinate[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 10 - 12cm with a heel, mid summer in a frame. Fair percentage.