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Bower Vine, Jasmine
Pandorea jasminoides 'Alba'

Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pandorea (pan-DOH-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: jasminoides (jaz-min-OY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba


Vines and Climbers


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


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

Clayton, California

Sacramento, California

San Diego, California

San Leandro, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 9, 2006, JaxFlaGardener from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have this vine interplanted with several other vines so I have not noticed any sparseness in its coverage. The beautiful white flowers which come dependably every year are a treat! I've not had any problem with yellowing of leaves or nutrient deficiencies. My plant grows in a mostly shaded location with no pampering. It comes through winters with temperatures as low as 28 F with no problems.



On Aug 2, 2004, headred from San Diego, CA wrote:

I noticed on someone else's response that this vine doesn't have a thick coverage. I'd felt mine was exptradonary since it doesn't....but am still worried that it has yellow leaves a lot. I'm using Miracle Grow on it.....and well as a general granulated fertilizer periodically. When the leaves turn yellow I use an Iron additive in a watering can-full. Water weekly..but it is in clay soil. Should I plant another vine with it for coverage? Or, perhaps, two of the same?
I don't feel it's a great sucess....but maybe that's how they are!!!