ALLAMANDA VINE

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COMMON NAME Allamanda, Golden Trumpet Vine
BOTANICAL NAME Allamanda cathartica
HEIGHT 10′
WIDTH 10′
DIOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 25 years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 29° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks.Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week until it has been 3 months. Needs regular watering once established. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slow.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Yes
SALT TOLERANCE Yes
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Sun to dappled shade
FERTILIZING Sparingly use either a blooming fertilizer as instructed, or a general purpose, 10-10-10 once every 3 to 4 weeks from Spring to Summer for faster growth. Alternatively, use a slow-release fertilizer 2 to 3 times a year. Halt fertilizing from the Fall to Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, and stems. Do not over-fertilize, as this will result in more foliage and less flowers.
FLOWER Yellow, five lobed sepals and a funnel-shaped corolla of five petals.
MONTH OF COLOR Summer
FRUIT Spiky and round, contains several seeds. Inedible.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Contains a poisonous milky sap, use gloves! Toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS This tropical, flowering vine is fast-growing, and responds well to pruning. Stems become quite woody as the plant matures, and long stems require a trellis or fence for support over time. Great for pots or in-ground. Hardy, drought tolerant, though sensitive to frost. In locations susceptible to cold damage, cover with a frost cloth and secure firmly to protect the day before a freeze. Remove promptly once the freeze has subsided. Native to Brazil.
PRICE 7 gallon $25