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The bower vine

Pandorea jasminoides, the bower of beauty, bower vine or bower plant, is a species of woody climbing vine in the family Bignoniaceae. It is native to New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. Growing to 8 m (26 ft), it has compound, evergreen leaves, and in spring and summer produces trumpet-shaped flowers which are white or pale pink with a hairy, deep maroon throat, and fragrant. The petals may be 55mm long. It forms large pointed pods filled with papery seeds, and is easy to germinate, having two-lobed dicotyledons. It grows in USDA zones 9 and 10. It usually does not tolerate temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F), especially when young, and must be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Plants may be placed outside during summer months.

  • Category Flowering shrubs
  • Families Bignoniaceae
  • Genus Pandorea
  • Species jasminoides
  • Geographical Area of Origin Oceania
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Shrub-climber
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde   Variegato
  • Flowering Period April / May / June / July / August / September / October
  • Flower Tubular
  • Colore Fiori Rosa   Viola
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Medium shade / Half shade / Full light / Full sun
  • Form Wired on stick / Plant on cane / Pyramid
  • Colore Frutti Marrone
  • Parfumed yes
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