Evergreen, Shrubs, Vines
These handsome plants from tropical South and Central America tolerate very little frost and require considerable heat for proper growth and bloom; warm nights as well as warm days seem necessary. Trumpet-shaped flowers (borne nearly year-round) and foliage are both imposing. Permanent outdoor plants only in the mildest climates. Elsewhere, grow as summer-blooming potted plants; keep indoors during cold weather.
Shrubby grower to 6–10 ft. tall and wide, often with a few vining stems. Leaves are somewhat downy. Rose-purple flowers are 3 1/2 in. across. ‘Cherries Jubilee’ (A. ‘Cherries Jubilee’) has brilliant burgundy red blooms.
Can grow to great heights (over 50 ft.) as a vine; it can clamber through trees but must be tied to other supports. Often pinched back to grow as a large freestanding shrub. Leaves are glossy, leathery, 4–6 in. long. Yellow trumpets are 5 in. wide, 3 in. long.Allamanda schottii
A shrubby grower to 4–6 ft. tall and wide; occasionally produces climbing stems. Flowers are bright yellow, sometimes with throats tinted orange or red.
A shrubby grower to 4–6 ft. tall and wide; occasionally produces climbing stems. Flowers are bri...
Native to Taiwan. Grows to 20 ft. tall with equal or greater spread, but is easily kept smaller with p...
Native to Burma, this beautiful foliage plant will overwinter in mostly frost-free areas but can be us...