ALLAMANDA VINE

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COMMON NAME Allamanda Vine, Golden Trumpet
BOTANICAL NAME Allamanda cathartica
HEIGHT 10′
WIDTH 10′
DIOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 25 years
COLD TOLERANCE 29° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Regularly; May need a little extra water the during hot, dry months.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Yes
SALT TOLERANCE Yes
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Sun or some shade
FERTILIZING Sparingly use either a blooming fertilizer as instructed, or a general purpose, 10-10-10 once every 2 to 3 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. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves and flowers. Water before and after applying fertilizer.
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.
TOXICITY Contains a poisonous milky sap, use gloves! Poisonous to humans, cats, dogs, and horses.
COMMENTS This tropical plant is fast-growing, and responds well to pruning. Hardy, drought tolerant, though sensitive to frost. Great for pots or in-ground. Native to Brazil.
PRICE 7 gallon $25