Passiflora edulis

Botanical Name: Passiflora edulis

Common Name(s): Passionfruit (granadilla)

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Description:

A fast-growing, evergreen perennial vine with shiny, dark-green foliage, attractive purple-and- white flowers, and fruit that is round and purple when ripe. Ideal for small gardens as it grows on a trellis or along a fence. Grows in frost-free, temperate climates and subtropical areas.

Family: Passifloraceae

Botanical Pronunciation: pass-ih-FLOR-uh ED-yew-liss

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Common Pests and Diseases

Mealy bug; scale; bullet disease, a virus that causes foliage to become yellow and curl up and woody swellings on fruit. Dig up and destroy any plants with these symptoms.

Flowers

Description:
This plant bears attractive purple-and- white flowers.


Foliage

Description:
This plant has shiny, dark-green foliage.


Fruit

Description:
This plant bears fruit that is round and purple when ripe. Pick the fruit when it is purple and store at room temperature.

 



Growth Rate

Fast

Harvest

Pick the fruit when it is purple and store at room temperature.

Maintenance

Space vines 3m apart along a fence or trellis. Water and feed regularly during the active growing season. Pruning is not really necessary; plants can be thinned and cut back in winter to promote new growth as fruit is borne on new shoots.

Origin

Brazil

 

Uses in landscape design

Ideal for small gardens as it grows on a trellis or along a fence. Grows in frost-free, temperate climates and subtropical areas.


Small gardens , Subtropical gardens

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