Creeping Wire Vine ) Muehlenbeckia axillaris
Creeping Wire Vine (Muehlenbeckia axillaris) is a low-maintenance, mat-forming evergreen vine. Its small leaves and slender, wiry stems create an attractive, eye-catching look. This plant requires minimal care and is best suited for sunny or lightly shaded spots. Perfect for containers or small areas needing coverage!
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Creeping wire vine will grow over rocks if allowed.
Creeping wire vine (Muehlenbeckia axillaris) is a sprawling, evergreen plant characterized by wiry stems and round, glossy green leaves. The plant is commonly used as a ground cover and a stabilizing force for eroding hillsides and slopes. It grows to a height of between 2 to 4 inches, with a spread of about 30 inches. Creeping wire vine is low maintenance, requiring minimal care once established in the right location.
A sunny or partial shade location is what creeping wire vine prefers. It can cope in areas with no shade, but just expect much slower growth.
Creeping wire vine isn't fussy when it comes to soil types. It copes well with dry, infertile soils and this is part of its appeal for use on rocky slopes where other plants struggle to thrive. It can help to minimize erosion in these types of areas. It doesn't do well in standing water, and the main requirement is that the soil is well-drained.
During the first growing season, creeping wire vine should be kept consistently moist. This will give the roots the best chance to establish. Once the plant is fully mature, although it prefers moist soil, it can cope with dry conditions.