Bower Spinach

Scientific NameTetragonia implexicoma
Size and form A semi-succulent, creeping and climbing subshrub 30cm-3m high and 2m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitThe yellow, open and scented flower occurs on a long flower stalk from August to December. Fruit is a succulent red berry. Leaves are semi-succulent, thick and angular-ovate shaped. Branches up to 3m long.
Growing conditions Grows in coastal scrub and dunes or on cliffs. Thus, it is tolerant of salt spray and suitable for sandy soils in a full-sun to semi-shade position. Often used in revegetation for stabilising sand dunes.