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MANDEVILLA boliviensis

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Grandiflora

Family

Apocynaceae

Botanical Name

MANDEVILLA boliviensis

Plant Common Name

Mandevilla, White Mandevilla

General Description

This vigorous vine offers big, beautiful, long-lasting white blooms. It is a tropical garden favorite that is native to Bolivia and Ecuador where it exists in moist montane forests.

White Mandevilla is evergreen and has glossy green leaves that are elliptical to oblong with pointed tips. The leathery foliage exudes milky sap when broken or wounded. The fabulous flowers are tubular to funnel-shaped with five broad, spreading petal lobes. They are medium-sized and white with yellow throats. The blooms are produced continuously as long as growing conditions are favorable.

These twining vines prefer full to partial sun and moist, well-drained soil. They like warm temperatures and are frost sensitive. Where not hardy, they are best grown in containers that can be moved to a bright warm spot indoors to overwinter. They climb by twining stems, and need substantial support. Strong pergolas, trellises, or fences are best. Mandevilla are magnets for mealybugs and aphids, so check them often for infestations, particularly when grown indoors.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Central America, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Green, Olive, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Houseplant, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No