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Mandevilla splendens (Shining Mandevilla)

Shining Mandevilla, Dipladenia splendens, Pink Allamanda, Mandevilla Sanderi


Mandevilla splendens (Shining Mandevilla) is a woody-stemmed, twining tropical vine boasting sprays of 3-5 large, rose-pink, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), with yellow throats. Blooming from late spring to early summer, the blossoms stand out against the foliage of evergreen, oval, lustrous dark green leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm). A favorite of many gardeners for fences, walls, and trellises. In cooler areas, Mandevilla can be treated as annuals or grown indoors.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 10-15 ft. tall (300-450 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 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 patio containers.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for whiteflies, spider mites, and mealybugs.
  • Prune in late winter or early spring. Shorten side shoots 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, root softwood cuttings in late spring, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, with bottom heat.
  • May cause mild stomach upset if eaten, and sap may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Native to Brazil.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Mandevilla
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
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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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Mandevilla
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
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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