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PlantFiles: Climbing Dogbane
Trachelospermum difforme

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Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trachelospermum (tray-key-low-SPER-mum) (Info)
Species: difforme (dif-FOR-me) (Info)

Category:
Groundcovers
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By simple layering
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral podster On May 30, 2012, podster from Deep East Texas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is growing wild along the edge of our driveway.

Regional...

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

Raleigh, North Carolina



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