Muehlenbeckia astonii

Also known as:

  • Shrubby Tororaro
  • Wiggy-wig Bush

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:12"-36"
W:2'-5'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

cream

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

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This amazing little shrub has become a favorite at our nursery. Much like the divaricating zig zag branch pattern of Corokia cotoneaster this shrub has even more zig and zag. The twisting little stems surround the shrub and build a perfectly round net of branches. Tiny paw shaped leaves appear in summer in a swish of green. They quietly go away in winter but the shrub remains charming. A netted shrub. Tiny cream flowers in summer go almost unnoticed. What is really fantastic is this small shrub (To 3' tall and rounded to 3' wide in 5 years) is completely hardy to cold. Surprising since its a New Zealand native. A piece of living sculpture with a soft mein. Drought tolerant. For full sun to quite a bit of shade. Click here for larger photo.

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This is one of the most unusual of the wire vines -- and it's not even really a vine! Another archetypically New Zealand plant with its wonderful divaricating, beak-proof adaptation. M. astonii forms a 3', very dense mound of black, wiry stems adorned with tiny round leaves and minute flowers pollinated by who-knows what, but something really, really small. Has the same architecture as the genus Corokia but tighter and smaller. Prefers moist, well-drained soil and bright light for best form. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.

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