Common name: Golden trumpet, Common trumpetvine, Yellow allamanda

Native to: Brazil


Allamanda cathartica is an evergreen climbing shrub that can reach a free-standing height of 2 metres or produce clambering stems 6 metres or more long that reach into the crowns of small trees. Older plants often have multiple stems from the root crown and long stems with relatively few branches. It does not twine, nor does it have tendrils or aerial roots. It can be pruned into a shrub form. If not pruned it can sprawl to a height of 20 feet. Also responds well to trimming to form a hedge and can be used for ground cover in extensive areas. 

Allamanda cathartica

  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun

    Flowers: Trumpet shaped, yellow with white throat markings

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen

    Growth habit: Upright, fre-standing, either sprawling over things or spreading on ground, Can be pruned as a hedge

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant; prefers hot humid climates

    Height: Up to 3 to 6 metres

    Spread: Up to 1 to 2 metres

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: A vine for porches, trellises, fences or through large shrubs; can also be grown as a hedge


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