Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sinofranchetia chinensis is now available at UBC Botanical Garden's garden shop. The plants are from layering or cutting I think, very vigorous, and so will flower faster than the ones that I grow from seeds. I bought one plant in a gallon pot for 15 dollars. The plant is hardy to Vancouver as here we share similar weather of highland Yunnan which is the place where the plant originated.
The deciduous climber has beautiful leaves and fascicles of tiny flowers in June and then translucent purple fruits in September. I highly recommend it. I planted it against the sour cherry tree which already has a plant of Akebia quinata 'rosea' and a plant of Aristolochia macrophylla.