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Muehlenbeckia axillaries (Creeping Wire Vine)


Muehlenbeckia axillaries (Creeping Wire Vine)

Muehlenbeckia axillaries (Creeping Wire Vine)

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Creeping Wire Vine is wiry, but it leaps more than creeps. It's a fast spreader and should be used where you don't care where it meanders. It's great for slopes that need a quick cover. Mowing once a year, in spring, will refresh and thicken the plants. The tiny round leaves are a nice glossy green that turns bronze toward winter and sometimes in extreme heat. The flowers are much to talk about, but white berries will form toward the end of summer.

Muehlenbeckia is very tolerant of poor soil and drought, once established. Still, it appreciates some shade in hot weather. Can be evergreen in warmer climates.

  • Height: Low ground level mat.
  • Spread: 24"
  • USDA Zones: 6 - 10
  • Initial Spacing: 6"
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foot Traffic: Almost as rugged as a grass.
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Scented: No
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