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Early Winter in N.E. Downunder - Allamanda cathartica 'Sunee'

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By Bernieh


Early Winter in N.E. Downunder - Allamanda cathartica 'Sunee' (Allamanda cathartica)



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I really like this one!!!

30 Jun, 2011

 

It is great. This is the dwarf variety and doesn't become as rampant as the original. This one can easily be pruned into a shrub which is what I've been trying to do.

30 Jun, 2011

 

Does it have a scent?

30 Jun, 2011

 

No, Alexandramou, no scent.

30 Jun, 2011

 

Lovely bright yellow flowers and glossy foliage hasn't it.

1 Jul, 2011

 

Yes Homebird, a little bit of sunshine in the garden.

1 Jul, 2011

 

Bernieh:

It's too bad the scent has been hybridized out of it!

I have Allamanda cathartica and it has a terrific scent!

3 Jul, 2011

 

Yes that's definitely a downside to the development of these new hybrids. My other Allamanda is such a sickly thing. It was planted in the wrong spot long before I got here and despite being trimmed back to encourage more growth, it continues to be a spindley thing that just seems to want to shoot up my Sterculia treetop where it's rarely seen. Obviously it's seeking the sun but it doesn't put on much of a show. I've given up on it now.

3 Jul, 2011

 

Bernieh:

That's what has been done to many of the Mandevilla varieties, also.

I heard Allamada can be propagated from cuttings very easily (I've never tried it, though). Maybe a cutting-grown plant needs to be moved to a new spot. :>)

4 Jul, 2011

 

Yes I've got a cutting that's finally taken off. I'm hoping to plant it down the driveway. I didn't find it terribly easy to get a cutting to strike ... just haven't developed the touch!

4 Jul, 2011

 

Bernieh:

Did you start your cutting in water or directly in soil?

4 Jul, 2011

 

No this one I started in soil. I did try starting others in water, but had no luck. It's probably our water ... it's bore water and may not be ideal for this job. I tried a few in soil, but only one made it.

4 Jul, 2011

 

I've used rainwater in the past to start cuttings. This seems to work pretty well. It's better than using the horrible hard water we have here.

5 Jul, 2011



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