(Muehlenbeckia adpressa)

Climber
M. gunnii.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Muehlenbeckia adpressa
Polygonaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fruit – raw or cooked in pies etc[46, 61, 105, 154]. A sour taste, but they are pleasant in small quantities[144].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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, July/August in a frame. Pot up in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. High percentage[78]. Plant out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season’s growth, 5 – 10cm with a heel, October/November in a cold frame. High percentage[78].
Requires a well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, it requires greenhouse protection in the winter according to some reports[1, 200], whilst another says that it is possibly hardy in the mildest areas of Britain[11] and another says that it grows luxuriantly in Cornwall[59]. A climbing plant that supports itself by twining around other plants etc[219]. Closely related to M. australis[11]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Australia – New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia.

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