Shrubby Allamanda, Tree Allamanda
Allamanda laevis

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Allamanda (al-uh-MAN-da) (Info)
Species: laevis (LEE-viss) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

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

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Spring Valley, California

Carriere, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 22, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This Allamanda comes from dry areas of the northeastern region of Brazil. This is a leggy shrub, reaching up to 3 meters tall, with long and erect branches that bear leaves only on its tips, the rest of the plant stays nude.

These leaves are much longer than the usual Allamanda ones, but still have that toxic white sap. These leaves are concentrated, 3 to 4 per node, with very short internodes. This vegetative appearance is what distinguishes this species from the others. The flowers are big, yellow, trumpet shaped, pretty much like any other Allamanda. The seed pods are round, spiny, and produce many seeds under ideal conditions.

This plant likes a relatively dry and hot climate, though some watering would be necessary sometimes. It likes fertile and well dra... read more