This evergreen vine is native to Australia, where it is most frequently spotted scrambling over rocky banks, using any neighboring trees and shrubs for upward support. Here in Southwestern U.S., Purple Lilac Vine is more cultivated and tame, often supported by trellises, where the twining, intricate growth patterns and delicate, cascading clusters of tiny purple flowers can be showcased against solid walls. The large, leathery leaves are densely packed onto the stems, providing a thick screen when grown on fences or patio arbors. Purple Lilac Vine also makes a fantastic low groundcover beneath the filtered canopies of desert trees, where the spring flowers supply an early splash of color in dreary winter landscapes.
Height: +20 feet (with support)
Width: +10 feet (with support)
Bloom color: Purple
Flowering season: Late Winter, Early Spring
USDA minimum zone: 9
Cold hardiness: 20° F


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