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I have a green climbing plant that has an orange flower which turns into a sort of green fruit


By Haley

West Sussex, United Kingdom Gb

I have a green climbing plant that has an orange flower which turns into a sort of green round hard fruit. Does anyone know what this could be?.... Thanks for your help, here are some pictures..

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Photo would be useful.

30 Jun, 2010


Hi Haley,

Eccremocarpus, Campsis, Thunbergia possibly even Lonicera might fit that description....if you can't supply a pic then a description of the shape of the flowers and the leaves would help a lot.

30 Jun, 2010


I thought nasturiums.

30 Jun, 2010


Seaburn - you're right, Nasturtium is actually the most obvious....

30 Jun, 2010


the photo is a japanese quince or chamenomeles [spelling?]japonica though technically not a climber but more of a wall trained plant

30 Jun, 2010


Chaenomeles it is, indeed....

30 Jun, 2010


Thank you everyone for your help to identify this plant. I must say it was already well established when I moved into this house and it's a bit of nightmare! It grows wildly, so I have to keep cutting it back. If I don't keep it under control it can look very messing, which is why I'm treating it more like a climber. There are new shots coming up all around the plant, it seems to love all weathers, even a lack of water. One good thing about it is that the Bees love it!

1 Jul, 2010


I wouldn't chop it too much, Haley - it flowers on last year's growth but do take out the suckers/new shoots round the main stem if you don't want it to take over the whole garden!! Lovely colour, I've got the darker one and a white one.

11 Jul, 2010


Thanks for that Hazeyboo!

13 Jul, 2010

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