Twining Tournefortia

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TWINING TOURNEFORTIA

Tournefortia volubilis - Boraginaceae, Borage Family


DESCRIPTION: Slender stemmed, twining, 
woody vine 

Height: Climbing vine

Flowers: Very small, yellowish-white, flowering throughout the year

Fruit: Small, fleshy white berry with one or more black dots at the blossom end; fruits appear in clusters

Foliage: Evergreen, alternate, shiny leaves, 
1 to 3 inches long, very slightly hairy above, grayish below.

Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Partial shade to full sun

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good to moderate

Water: Low, drought tolerant

Maintenance: Little needed

Propagation: Seed

NATIVE HABITAT: Dense brush and woodlands, along resaca banks and palm groves, mostly found in Cameron County.

WILDLIFE USE: Dense foliage provides shelter for small animals. Blooms provide 
nectar and pollen.

COMMENTS: An attractive, thickly growing, climbing vine for use on a trellis or fence. Sensitive to cold below 28 degrees F.


TWINING TOURNEFORTIA

 

TWINING TOURNEFORTIA

 

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