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Plant Species of the genus Allamanda

Information about this genus
Name: Allamanda
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Protection from frost is paramount and a moist subtropical to tropical climate is best, though it is possible to grow allamandas in very sheltered areas in cooler zones. For a prolific flower display give them rich well-drained soil and plenty of summer moisture. They also do well in conservatories but watch out for mealy bugs, scale insects and mites. Propagation is usually by half-hardened cuttings.
Description: This genus of around 12 evergreen shrubs includes both upright and semi-climbing species. They are native to tropical America and are the very essence of a tropical shrub: lush, colorful and flamboyant. The large, glossy, deep green leaves are the perfect foil to the flowers, usually a deep golden yellow . The flowers appear mainly in summer and autumn and are trumpet-shaped with a widely flared throat of 5 large, overlapping petals.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Allamanda blanchetii 11-12
Allamanda schottii 11-12

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