Sunday, September 11, 2011

Allamanda cathartica ..... Golden Trumpet Vine


Native to South and Central America, this fast growing shrub likes the sun and plenty of moisture.
It was given to the garden by a grateful 'paying guest' last summer as a thank you and is now flowering away in it's second year.

The golden trumpet from the Apocynaceae family is a vine that requires a trellis or a fence to support it.  Growing best in full sunshine, and well drained soil It does not twine, nor does it have tendrils or aerial roots.
This vine could also be pruned so that it grows as a shrub. If not pruned, it could rapidly grow to a height of 20 feet.