Barbed Wire Vine

Smilax australis - botanical name

Smilax australis

M. Fagg © Australian National Botanic Gardens

Evergreen vigorous wiry tendril climber (5m) from Qld; NSW (including Sydney) and Vic. Tough stiff prominently veined leaves with prickles on strong stems. Insignificant white flowers. Useful foliage plant to cover a fence in a shaded position or for a rainforest themed garden. Frost and drought tolerant.

  • Plant type
    Climber
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Part Shade, Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam, Clay
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Indigenous (Qld; NSW (including Sydney) & Vic)
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