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Mandevilla laxa (Chilean Jasmine)

Chilean Jasmine, Mandevilla suaveolens


Strongly fragrant and vigorous, Mandevilla laxa (Chilean Jasmine) is a semi-evergreen, woody, twining climber with sprays of 3-15 large, creamy-white, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 3 in. across (8 cm), with broad petal lobes. The blossoms release a sweet vanilla fragrance that is most pronounced in the evening. Blooming periodically in summer, the blossoms contrast against the lush foliage of oval, shiny bright green leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm). The flowers give way to pairs of long bean-like fruit pods. Evergreen in warm climates.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 12-15 ft. tall (360-450 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in moist, well-drained soils. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer areas. Water occasionally to regularly.
  • 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 Chile and Argentina.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Mandevilla
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Mandevilla
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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