Chilean glory vine : Eccremocarpus scaber

The fast-growing, evergreen member of the Bignoniaceae family is native to the high mountain ranges in Chile. In temperate regions, it is often cultivated as an annual or biennial.

The Chilean glory vine is a densely branched tendril climber, which that reach a height of 3 m (10 ft). The leaves are bi-pinnate and the tubular, orange-red flowers are borne in racemes 10-15 cm (4-6 in) long from late spring to autumn. The fruits are inflated fruit pods 3.5 cm (1.5in) long.

When grown in a container the Chilean glory vine thrives best in a sunny, sheltered position and needs wire or trellis for support. Rain and low temperatures can seriously affect growth and the production of flowers. During the growing period it needs plenty of water and weekly applications of fertilizer. Only in the mildest regions can C. scandens over-winter outdoors. Ideally it should be moved to a bright place with

13. March 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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