Vines & Scramblers

Vines, scramblers or climbing plants can trail or creep along the ground but generally require the support of other plants to grow because their stems, in most cases, lack the central thickening which imparts rigour to trees and shrubs. Their stems are usually supple and can twist and contort in erratic convolutions without affecting the transport of water and nutrients that are essential to their survival.

This category of plants includes some of the most damaging environmental weeds in the Sydney region. It is recommended that all species listed be eradicated from gardens and replaced with less invasive species.

Hengelo Henk Angels Trumpet Maurandya barclayana
Cardiospermum grandiflorum Balloon Vine Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Thunbergia alata Black Eyed Susan Thunbergia alata
Solanum seaforthianum - flowers Brazilian Nightshade Solanum seaforthianum
Cape Ivy Cape Ivy Delairea odorata
Macfadyena-unguis-cati - seed pod Cats Claw Creeper Macfadyena unguis-cati
German Ivy German Ivy Senecio macroglossus
Japanese Honeysuckle Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica
Pueria lobata Kudzu Pueria lobata
Anredera cordifolia Madeira Vine Anredera cordifolia
morning glory Morning Glory Ipomoea indica (blue) Ipomoea cairica (coastal)
moth vine Moth Vine Araujia sericifera
Salpichroa origanifolia Pampas Lily of the Valley Salpichroa origanifolia
Passiflora subpeltata Passion flower/fruit Passiflora subpeltata, P. edulis, P. foetida, P. suberosa, P. mollissima
Dr. Boris O. Schlumpberger White Trumpet Vine, Monkey’s Comb Pithecoctenium cynanchoides