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Solanum laxum 'Album' (Potato Vine)

Potato Vine, Solanum jasminoides, Potato Climber, Jasmine Nightshade


Sweetly scented and fast-growing, award-winner Solanum laxum 'Album' (Potato Vine) is a large, semi-evergreen climber with luminous clusters of jasmine-scented, star-shaped, white flowers adorned with tiny, yellow centers. The flowers are produced in great quantities from summer to fall and usually year-round in mild climates. The fragrant blooms are followed by decorative but inedible, rounded, purple-black fruits. Delicate-looking, the foliage of small, glossy, dark green leaves will remain on the plant in mild winter areas. Well behaved, this vigorous climber can quickly cover a small arbor or a sunny sheltered wall.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Can quickly grow up to 30 ft. tall (9 m) and 6 ft. wide (180 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in moist, well-drained soils. Provide a sheltered site.
  • Deer resistant. Tolerant of near seashore conditions.
  • This vigorous climber is perfect for covering a sunny, sheltered wall, trellis or fence. Excellent summer container specimen that may be easily overwintered in colder climates.
  • Cut back to prevent tangling and promote vigorous new growth.
  • Harmful if eaten
  • Native to Brazil

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 7 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Solanum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 25' – 30' (7.5m – 9m)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 7 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Solanum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 25' – 30' (7.5m – 9m)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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