5 Ways to Style Muehlenbeckia axillaris Small Leaf Wire Vine in the Garden - Melisse & Co.
Muehlenbeckia axillaris is a low evergreen shrub, forming wiry mats up to about 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) in diameter, native to New Zealand, and the Australian states of Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria. It has thin, red-brown stems, with glossy squarish to roundish leaves that are less than 1 cm in diameter and 2–4 mm thick. Flowers are inconspicuous, yellowish-white, 4–8 mm in diameter, and borne in groups of up to three in the axils. The fruit is black, shiny, and up to 3.5 mm long, produced in late summer to fall.
The plant is hardy, drought-tolerant, and quick-growing, thriving in a range of light conditions. It can be cultivated as a ground cover and grows well in rocky ground, as well as standard potting soil. Although it grows fastest in warm seasons, it tolerates freezing weather.
Hardy in zones 7-10
This beautiful plant with delicate leaves makes ground cover in the garden or for fairy gardens. These low evergreen shrubs can also be used to dress the base of a tall plant to add extra dimension to the planter arrangement.
In addition to dressing trellises, Muehlenbeckia axillaris look really beautiful in topiary designs as well.
When mature, this plant forms a small dense shrub about 2 ft tall. Adding this plant to the garden makes the garden look and feel quite magical and spectacular. Shop this plant on Amazon
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