Muehlenbeckia

Creeping Wire Vine

Native to Australia and New Zealand, Creeping Wire Vine features miniature dark green glossy foliage and wiry copper-hued stems topped by intriguing translucent fruit with black seeds. The dapper oval-shaped leaves are closely set, broadcasting bronzed foliar shades during hot spells or frosty weather. In addition to its innate good looks, this versatile small-scale ground cover vaunts a rugged constitution that withstands foot traffic, drought and salt spray, flourishes in sun or shade and sustains a tidy easy-care appearance all season long. Muehlenbeckia a. ‘Nana’ makes the perfect semievergreen choice for well-drained tight spaces like the rockery or between pavers and spilling from a container plus softening garden pathways.

Size: 2' 0" – 4' 0" high x 9" – 12" wide.

Zone 5/6.

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