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MANDEVILLA sanderi

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Family

Apocynaceae

Botanical Name

MANDEVILLA sanderi

Plant Common Name

Mandevilla

General Description

Originally from the hills above Rio de Janeiro, Mandevilla sanderi is not found in the wild anymore. However, it is a favorite of gardeners in warm climates. Mandevilla is an evergreen, woody, twining vine with glossy, medium sized, oblong to elliptic green leaves. The fabulous, fragrant flowers are large, bell-shaped and pink or white with white and yellow throats. They occur in clusters of three to five in profusion during warm weather, scattered flowers appear throughout the year. Many cultivars are available, including red-flowered, white-flowered, and variegated selections.

Mandevilla vines prefer full sun to part sun and moist, well-drained soil. They like it warm and are frost sensitive; grow in containers in colder locations. Mandevillas need support to climb, so plant it near a pergola, trellis, or fence. Also nice in containers or hanging baskets. Mandevillas are magnets for mealybugs and aphids, check often for infestations, particularly when moving indoors.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 10

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    10'-20' / 3.0m - 6.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Brazil

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, Red, Pink

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • 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

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No