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Mandevilla boliviensis (White Dipladenia)

White Dipladenia, White Mandevilla, Dipladenia boliviensis, Bolivian dipladenia


Mandevilla boliviensis (White Dipladenia) is a woody-stemmed, twining tropical vine with sprays of 3-7 large, white, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 3 in. across (8 cm), with orange-yellow throats. Blooming periodically in summer, the blossoms contrast against the foliage of elliptic, shiny dark green leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm). A favorite of many gardeners.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-10 ft. tall (90-300 cm) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in moist, well-drained soils. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer areas.
  • Excellent choice for arbors, trellises, pergolas and containers.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for whiteflies, spider mites and mealybugs.
  • Pinch to promote shrubby growth. Prune in late winter. Shorten sideshoots to within 3-4 buds of the permanent framework of branches to promote more compact growth and encourage the formation of flower buds.
  • Propagate by seed sown with heat in spring, or root softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, with bottom heat.
  • May cause mild stomach upset if eaten, sap may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Native to Bolivia and Ecuador.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Mandevilla
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 72" (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Mandevilla
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 10' (90cm – 3m)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 72" (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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