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Meuhlenbeckia axillaris/Creeping Wire Vine, Maidenhair Vine, Mattress Vine

Meuhlenbeckia axillaris / Meuhlenbeckia axillaris
A handsome mat growing as a ground cover in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden
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A handsome mat growing as a ground cover in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Ground cover planting

Thick mat of the Creeping Wire Vine

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Scientific Name: Meuhlenbeckia axillaris
Common Name: Creeping Wire Vine, Maidenhair Vine, Mattress Vine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
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Comments: This is a low creeping evergreen ground cover that forms a spreading mat of wiry stems, clothed with tiny glossy, green leaves. Growth is quite rapid and plants are sometimes used to stabilize slopes. Tiny green flowers are followed by black-seeded berries in late summer. Reported to be a good companion plant with spring flowering bulbs. If planted in rock gardens, growth must be controlled. Bronze autumn color can be quite attractive