Very high climbing plant to cover walls and for sculptural gardening. Important ornamental specie for the variety of the leaves shapes and colours. Groundcover and rockery. It has spasmodic and expectorant properties but a domestic use is not advised because it may have negative effects.
Evergreen, dark green foliage. Yellowish non edible berries becoming black.
It grows on alcaline, well drained and cool soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.