Evergreen Sprawling ground cover or climber with wiry red to brown-grey stems.
Up to 3 metres
Narrow eliptical to 80mm. Wavy edges, paler underside.
Creamy white. Bell shape 10-12 mm long, Plants dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants
October to December
Oblong, 20m -30 mm long, green turning red on maturing.
Summer sown seed may take up to 12 weeks to germinate in autumn. Treatments such as washing dried seeds in detergent, or straining seed after fermentation in water for two weeks may improve germination. Firm tip cuttings may be taken in summer.
Naturally occurring plants in dry, shaded or cool positions often develop sparse foliage.Common to the Eastern states of Australia.
Honeyeaters are attracted to the nectar.
Common, not threatened
Aboriginal name; Karrwang. Aboriginals were known to eat the fruit raw when ripe or roasted them when green.