DREGEA sinensis

Ovate, felted leaves on this attractive climber which grows to 3 metres and requires support. Clusters of scented hoya-like flowers with central red spots
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DREGEA sinensis

 
  • Evergreen
    Ovate-heart-shaped leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White
    Creamy white.
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Climber Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Twining climber. Produces flowers to 1.5cm (½in) across in umbels 6cm (2½in) across, followed by slender, paired seed pods to 7cm (3in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
    In a sheltered location.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - tie young shoots to supports until they twine
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    China
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
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