Eustrephus latifolius – Wombat Berry

An adaptable fast growing twining vine that can also grow in a clump if not supported, or used as a ground cover. It has fringed white to pink small flowers in spring followed by orange berries through winter. Birds like the berries, and the tuberous roots are eaten by creatures such as wombats, hence the common name. It is a useful climber as it is not overly rampant, will reach around 6 metres high and wide. Can grow in sun but best in part shade, tolerates light frost, most soil types. The tuberous roots can be eaten either raw or cooked, with an earthy taste

Family : Philesiaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Ground cover, Climber
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Eustrephus latifolius
Common Name : Wombat Berry
Height : 6
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds, Mammals