Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’
Potato tree ‘Glasnevin’, Solanum crispum ‘Autumnale’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Glasnevin’ _ ‘Glasnevin’ is a vigorous, scrambling, semi-evergreen, climbing shrub with ovate, pointed, dark green leaves and large, open clusters of fragrant, violet-blue flowers from summer into autumn. Flowers are followed by pale yellow to yellow-orange fruit.
Flowers may be scented.
If ingested, may result in severe discomfort.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Violet in Summer; Violet in Autumn
Dark-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite
Grey mould , Tomato spotted wilt
Pruning group 12 after flowering.
WHERE TO GROW
Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ (Potato tree ‘Glasnevin’) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.
City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light, shaded from hot sun. Water freely & feed monthly when in growth.
Chalky, Clay, Sandy
Moist but well-drained