PANDOREA

FAMILY: Bignoniaceae

TYPE
  • Evergreen
  • Vines / Ground Covers
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Varies by Species

Plant Details

Twining vines noted for clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers and for rich green, glossy, divided leaves; the foliage is so attractive that the plants look lovely even when out of bloom. Perform best in good, organically enriched soil. Blooms are borne on previous year's growth. Prune to shape or thin vines after flowering.

bower vine

pandorea jasminoides

  • LS, CS, TS; USDA 8-11.
  • Native to Australia.
  • Fast growth to about 2030 feet Each leaf has five to seven oval, 1- to 2 inches-long leaflets with pointed tips.
  • Typically unscented flowers are white with pink throats, 1122 inches long; bloom from late spring to early fall.
  • Alba and the stronger-growing 'Lady Di' have pure white flowers; 'Rosea' produces soft pink blooms with nearly red throats.
  • Rosea Superba and a selection known simply as 'Deep Pink Form' are fragrant.
  • There is a form with variegated leaves.
  • Plant in lee of prevailing wind.
  • May die to ground in winter in Lower South, but then grows back.
  • Regular water.

wonga-wonga vine

pandorea pandorana

  • Zones CS, TS; USDA 9-11.
  • Native to Australia, Pacific islands.
  • More vigorous than Pandorea jasminoides, covering twice the space; give it plenty of room.
  • Leaves are divided into 8 to 17 leaflets that are 13 inches long and somewhat narrower than those of Pandorea jasminoides.
  • Small (to 34 inches-long), unscented spring flowers are typically creamy white, often spotted brownish purple in the throat.
  • Golden Showers has golden yellow blossoms.
  • Moderate water.

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