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Muehlenbeckia complexa - (A.Cunn.)Meissn.
                 
Common Name Maidenhair Vine
Family Polygonaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coastal, lowland and lower montane forests, especially marginal, also in open and rocky places in North South and Stewart Islands[44].
Range New Zealand.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Muehlenbeckia complexa Maidenhair Vine


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Muehlenbeckia complexa Maidenhair Vine
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Physical Characteristics
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Muehlenbeckia complexa is a deciduous Climber growing to 5 m (16ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Aug to September, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Ground Cover; Hedge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and juicy[173]. Botanically speaking it is actually the swollen flowers that are eaten![K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge.

Very salt and wind hardy, it is an excellent plant for clothing wire netting fences in very exposed positions, making a good windbreak hedge[29]. It responds well to trimming and can be grown as a free-standing shrub or hedge[260]. The plant makes an excellent ground cover when it is grown in a sunny position[K].
Cultivation details
Requires a well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade[200]. Very tolerant of maritime exposure[29]. This species is hardy to about -5°c[260]. It does not withstand hard frosts, growing very well in south-western Britain but being killed back to the ground by severe frosts at Kew and further north[11, 219]. A climbing plant that supports itself by twining around other plants etc[219], though it can also support itself and grow more like a shrub[260].. Polymorphic, there are many sub-species[44]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. High percentage[78]. Plant out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 5 - 10cm with a heel, October/November in a cold frame. High percentage[78].
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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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