Balsam Gourd

 In
Snake Apple

Ibervillea lindheimeri
Snake Apple, Lindheimer’s Globeberry
6

10 feet
2

4 feet
Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Birds

About This Plant

Partial shade. A native vine with deeply lobed leaves. The flowers are small and yellow, but their big red fruits are very eye-catching. The fruits aren’t poisonous, but they aren’t edible either. Birds seem to enjoy them.

Balsam gourd is associated with Texas Persimmon and other bushy shrubs of Central and South Texas.

Maintenance

Balsam gourd requires very little maintenance.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
6-10' H, 2-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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