‘Orange Trumpet Vine’
USES: Dark green foliage and prolific flower display. Does well on fences, arches, gazebos, trellis, walls and as an accent plant, in containers, in planters and on structures.
SIZE: Grows up to 10m tall with a 10m spread when used as a vine at a rate of 2m p/a or more.
LOCATION: Full sun to light partial shade. Does best in the more humid coastal locations protected from direct sea winds. Best growth in temperatures of 22-35C, with a humidity of between 60-80%.
SOIL: Best in an organically enriched, free draining fertile soil with a pH 5.6 – 8.5, acidic to alkaline. Will show leaf chlorosis if soil is too alkaline or saline. Benefits from a 7.5cm deep mulch to help keep its roots cool.
FERTILISER: Apply a light application of slow release 13:13:13 NPK annually in spring. Benefits fromadditional P during flowering which helps to stimulate additional blooms.
WATER: Keep soil moist. Drought tolerance for short periods only. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging.