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Solanum Glasnevin (3l)



  • Common Name: Potato tree
  • Synonyms: Solanum crispum 'Autumnale'
  • Position: Full sun, East-facing, South-facing, Sheltered
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained, Chalk, Clay, Sand, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flowers: Summer, Autumn
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Fruit: Autumn
  • Fruit Colour: Cream
  • Hardiness: H4 - Hardy through most of the UK
  • Habit: Semi-evergreen, Climbing
  • Height & Spread: 600cm × 400cm

A great plant, best treated as a wall shrub, it is not a true climber. Bright leaves which are evergreen in a mild winter. If pruned in early spring to retain a bushy habit this plant will reward with its unual potato like flowers from June onwards.

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' RHS Award of Garden Merit RHS Chelsea Flower Show