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Muehlenbeckia adpressa is a Evergreen Climber up to 2.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia.
Sandhills by the coast and inland[
]. Moist coastal forests[
Requires a well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade[
This species is not very hardy in Britain, it requires greenhouse protection in the winter according to some reports[
], whilst another says that it is possibly hardy in the mildest areas of Britain[
] and another says that it grows luxuriantly in Cornwall[
A climbing plant that supports itself by twining around other plants etc[
Closely related to M. australis[
A dioecious species - both male and female forms must be grown if fruit and seed are required.
Fruit - raw or cooked in pies etc[
]. A sour taste, but they are pleasant in small quantities[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. 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, 5 - 8 cm with a heel, mid summer in a frame. Pot up in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. High percentage[
]. Plant out in late spring.
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 5 - 10cm with a heel, autumn in a cold frame. High percentage[