Lilac Vine – Hardenbergia Violacea is an evergreen vine perfectly suited to climate here in Phoenix, where it is most frequently spotted scrambling over rocky banks, using any neighboring trees and shrubs for upward support. Here in Arizona, Purple Lilac Vine is more cultivated and tame, often supported by trellises, where the twining, intricate growth patterns and delicate, cascading clusters of tiny purple flowers can be showcased against solid walls. The large, leathery leaves are densely packed onto the stems, providing a thick screen when grown on fences or patio arbors. Purple Lilac Vine also makes a fantastic low groundcover beneath the filtered canopies of desert trees, where the spring flowers supply an early splash of color in dreary winter landscapes.
Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade.
Watering Needs: Once established, needs occasional deep watering; more in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size: Grows 20 to 25 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide.
Key Features: Fragrant flowering vine.
Blooms: Flowers winter through spring.