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PlantFiles: Climbing Oleander
Strophanthus gratus

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Strophanthus (stroh-FAN-thus) (Info)
Species: gratus (GRAH-tus) (Info)

Synonym:Roupellia grata

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive fauna4flora On Mar 10, 2009, fauna4flora from West Palm Beach, FL wrote:

This vining shrub has a wonderful rose fragrance, which is a pleasure to have in a tropical area where growing real roses can be difficult. Another common name for this plant is rose allamanda.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California
Fort Pierce, Florida
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Mulberry, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Palm Beach, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Humble, Texas
Plano, Texas

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