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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Also called the Chilean Potato Tree, though not by anyone who markets the things, it has delightful purple-blue flowers all summer long and it climbs to 15ft if you don't attack it with something sharp.
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.