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Pandorea pandorana

wonga-wonga vine

P.pandorana is a vigorous, twining, evergreen climber with compound leaves made up of six pairs of mid-green leaflets. The fragrant, tubular, creamflowers have variable reddish-purple markings, and areborne in clusters in winter and spring

Other common names
wonga-wonga vine
Synonyms
Pandorea oxleyana
Bignonia pandorana
see moreBignonia australis
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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Cream Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Bignoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Australia

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
  • Patio and container plants
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11, after flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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