• 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

Pandorea jasminoides

bower vine

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
bower vine

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  • Other common names bower vine
    bower plant

    bower plant of Australia
    Moreton Bay trumpet jasmine

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  • Synonyms Bignonia jasminoides misapplied
    Tecoma jasminoides

  • Family Bignoniaceae

  • Genus Pandorea are woody climbers with twining stems bearing pinnate leaves and terminal panicles or racemes of fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers with 5 spreading lobes

  • Details P. jasminoides is an evergreen, twining climber with compound leaves made up of five to nine glossy, oval leaflets. The fragrant flowers, borne in small clusters in spring and summer, are tubular with spreading lobes 4-5cm across, white with a dark pink throat

  • Plant range NE Australia

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)

    H1C

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation May survive outdoors against a warm wall in very mild areas, otherwise grow in a cool greenhouse or conservatory, in loam-based compost, in full light

Propagation Propagate by layering or root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11, after flowering

Pests May be affected by aphids and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases Generally trouble free

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