The Lilac vine from Australia grows into a shrubby vine with woody and twining stems to 10-15 ft. long. Deep green leaves are long and lance-like in shape; showy clusters of intense purple pea-shaped flowers occur in late winter to early spring.
The Lilac vine is a popular flowering evergreen vine choice for Inland Empire gardens and landscape plantings. Its firm, leathery foliage makes it well suited to warm and dry conditions during summer; regular spring moisture sustain abundant flowering. This vine is good on fences, trellises, and for rambling over banks and slopes.