Chamaeleon Vine, Orange Flame Vine
Combretum fruticosum

Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Combretum (kom-BREE-tum) (Info)
Species: fruticosum (froo-tih-KOH-sum) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anthem, Arizona

Spring Valley, California

Mulberry, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 18, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Tropical Argentinan vine that has surprising hardiness (down to 10F)- can be pruned to a shrub. Weird, large toothbrush like flowers of several different colors- with light to dark orange being the eventual end color. When I first saw this plant I thought it was being attacked by a bunch of colorful, spiny caterpillars. Very ornamental in full flower.