Birdhouse Gourd Vines will happily climb up trellises, fences, porch supports, etc. They produce 8-10” gourds that are popular for crafting into birdhouses. As you can see from the pictures, there are an unlimited number of design possibilities.
The gourd can be dried and then painted, carved, cut, or drilled as if they were made of wood. They make perfect homes for the Wren, Swallow, Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Bluebird, Purple Martin, or Flicker.
Name: Birdhouse Gourd Other Common Names: Hard Shelled Gourd / Calabash Scientific Name: Lagenaria Siceraria Color: Green Gourds & White Flowers Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost Harvest: 100 - 125 Days Plant Height: 12 - 15 Foot Vine Plant Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet Light Requirements: Sun Soil and Water Preferences: Average