Billardiera ringens

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The genus Billardiera is named in honour of the French botanist La Billardiere, and includes about twenty species of handsome climbing plants. Don looked at a member of the group called Billardiera ringens, a moderately vigorous twiner with glorious orange/yellow flowers.

Plant details

Common name: Billardiera

Botanical name: Billardiera ringens

Description: Australian native climber with light green leaves and tight clusters of orange flowers in spring.

Best climate: Billardieras grow best in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and inland areas. They are also worth a try in Sydney and Hobart.

Good points:

Showy orange flowers Long flowering Attractive fruit Useful climber but not overly vigorous


This is a hardy plant which will grow in most soils provided it receives ample moisture.

Getting started:

Another billardiera, Billardiera cymosa is sometimes stocked by nurseries, but Billardiera ringens may be difficult to find. If your local nursery can’t help, try a specialist native plant nursery, such as:

NSW: Annangrove Grevilleas Native Nursery, Kenthurst, NSW. Phone: (02) 9654 1380
Cranebrook Native Nursery, Cranebrook, NSW. Phone: (02) 4777 4256
Sydney Wildflower Nursery West, Marsden Park, NSW. Phone: (02) 9628 4448
Sydney Wildflower Nursery South, Heathcote, NSW. Phone: (02) 9548 2818

QLD: Fairhill Native Plants, Yandina, QLD. Phone: (07) 5446 7088
Nielsen’s Native Nursery, Loganholme, QLD. Phone: (07) 3806 1414

VIC: Kuranga Native Nursery, Ringwood, VIC. Phone: (03) 9879 4076

SA: Nellie Nursery, Mannum, SA. Phone: (08) 8569 1762

WA: Zanthorrea Nursery, Maida Vale, WA. Phone: (08) 9454 6260