• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Stephanotis floribunda

bridal wreath

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names bridal wreath
    chaplet flower

    clustered waxflower
    floradora
    Madagascar chaplet flower
    Madagascar jasmine
    stephanotis
    waxflower

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  • Synonyms Stephanotis jasminoides
    Marsdenia floribunda

  • Family Apocynaceae

  • Genus Stephanotis are woody climbers with twining stems bearing pairs of simple, leathery leaves and waxy, jasmine-like, fragrant, tubular flowers with 5 spreading lobes, sometimes followed by egg-shaped green fruit

  • Details S. floribunda is a twining evergreen climber to 5m or more, with leathery, oblong to elliptic leaves and axillary clusters of highly fragrant, slender-tubed white flowers to 5cm in length, with spreading lobes; fruit oblong, green

  • Plant range Madagascar

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H1B

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Stephanotis cultivation under glass grow in loam-based or loam-less compost, in full light with shade from hot sun. During growth, water and mist freely. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every two to three weeks. Water sparingly in winter and support climbing stems. Usually grown as a houseplant

Propagation Propagate by seed sown at 18-21°C in spring or strike semi-hardwood cuttings in summer, with bottom heat

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11

Pests May be attacked by scale insects, glasshouse red spider mite, mealybugs and root mealybug

Diseases Generally disease free

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