Bower Vine
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Bower Vine
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Bower Vine
Botanical name: Pandorea jasminoides    Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)

A native of Queensland, Australia, Bower Vine is a bushy, twining, woody stemmed vine with pinnate, evergreen variegated foliage, having between five and seven lance-shaped leaflets up to 50mm long. Makes fragrant funnel-shaped white to pink flowers with deep pink to maroon throats in Spring and Summer, followed by large elliptical fruits containing many seeds. Moderate rate of growth. Evergreen in frost-free areas; perennial if roots are protected during heavy freezes, when it will die back to the ground. Prefers rich, moist, reasonably well drained soils but will grow almost anywhere; prefers full hot sun but tolerates partial shade. When established will tolerate extended dry spells.

Identification credit: Nicolas Roth Photographed in Yogi Nursery, Delhi

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