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Small Leaf Creeping Wire Vine Muehlenbeckia axillaris

(10 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
6" 24"
Height
4 - 6"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    Twining growth with dark stems and light green leaves

    Award Winner
    Adaptable As Houseplant
    Foliage Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 6 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in containers, beds, and as a ground cover

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy Care.

  • 10 Reviews

    • This is an attractive plant adding texture in the garden. I planted it in 2017 on Vancouver Island; thru this mild winter it hasn't missed a beat. Planted it in sandy soil near some cedar trees with part sun. Very easy care, may plant more.

      Kathleen Pearce
      British Columbia
      Canada
      33 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • My NEW favorite discovery this year - the majority of my containers are now using this wonderful plant as a spiller. LOVE IT and will recommend it to all my gardening friends!!

      Jayne Spooner
      Minnesota
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • My NEW favorite discovery this year - the majority of my containers are now using this wonderful plant as a spiller. LOVE IT and will recommend it to all my gardening friends!!

      Jayne Spooner
      Minnesota
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • My NEW favorite discovery this year - the majority of my containers are now using this wonderful plant as a spiller. LOVE IT and will recommend it to all my gardening friends!!

      Jayne Spooner
      Minnesota
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • We planted this as a ground cover at our home in North Bonneville, WA in the Gorge. We like the dark green color and the tight growth of the leaves. This home is in a windy area--we appreciate that this plant hugs the ground and does not collect leaf debris as other ground covers (even some in our yard) do.

      Roxane Russell
      Washington
      United States
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • We planted this as a ground cover at our home in North Bonneville, WA in the Gorge. We like the dark green color and the tight growth of the leaves. This home is in a windy area--we appreciate that this plant hugs the ground and does not collect leaf debris as other ground covers (even some in our yard) do.

      Roxane Russell
      Washington
      United States
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This is a great shade groundcover for North Texas - specifically Dallas. Survived the heat last summer and the unusually cold/pro-longed freezing weather last winter. It is slow to spread so I would plant a bit closer together than recommended.

      Anne Stone
      Texas
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Vigorous grower, needs heavy pruning once or twice a year. Dark green. Good for topiaries!

      Dottie
      California
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Where can I buy this again. Love it but can't find it anywhere since 2006.

      Cynthia Coughlin
      New Hampshire
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Outstanding, attractive, beautiful container plant. Bought some in 2006; could not find it in 2007. PLEASE send some to Hollis NH in 2008. Love it!

      Cynthia Coughlin
      New Hampshire
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 7 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
  • 3 Recipes

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