potato tree


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Synonyms for potato tree

South American shrub or small tree widely cultivated in the tropics

hardy climbing shrub of Chile grown as an ornamental for its fragrant flowers

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The Chilean potato tree, solanum crispum is another worthy contender for a warm wall, giving thousands of purple-blue fragrant flowers over the summer - it tends to scramble rather than climb and so will need some help to support itself on a wall.
In its eclecticism and experimentation, Potato Tree resembles a collection of B-side recordings, with some experiments coming off more successfully than others.
When you see a solanum in flower you'll soon see how it gets its name of the potato tree, but fortunately it's considerably more attractive than the rows of spuds growing in your veg plot.
THE Chilean potato tree, or Solanum crispum, is covered with a mass of blue-purple or white flowers from mid-summer until the frosts.
But Solanum, the Chilean potato tree, is a very glamorous climber for a warmish spot.