Sollya heterophylla – Bluebell Creeper

A twining shrub which can grow to 4 metres tall with support. Grown on its own it forms a dense shrubby habit. It has clusters of pendulous blue flowers from spring through summer. There are also selections with white or pink flowers, and ground cover forms.  Grows in sun to part shade. It readily seeds and can be spread far by birds, so it can become weedy and invasive to surrounding bushland, particularly in south east Australia, so plant with care or choose a sterile alternative like Billardiera heterophylla x parviflora ‘Edna Walling Blue Bells’. It is banned from sale in South Australia, and is a declared weed species which must be controlled.

This plant has had a name change and is now known as Billardiera heterophylla.

Family : Pittosporaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large shrub, Climber
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Fast growing
Scientific Name: Sollya heterophylla
Common Name : Bluebell Creeper
Height : 4
Flower Color : White, Blue, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds