If you are looking for a vine that will bloom from spring to fall, the Bower vine is a great choice.
Provide this vine with a trellis and it can grow up to 20 feet. The flowers are very light pink in color and are slightly fragrant.
Everything You Need to Know to Grow Bower Vine in Phoenix
- When & How to Plant a Bower Vine
- How fast and how big does the plant grow?
- Does the vine attract or deter any wildlife?
- When does it bloom?
- How to Care for a Bower Vine
When and How to Plant a Bower Vine
A Bower vine’s botanical name is, Pandorea jasminoides. This Australian native vine loves the sun. It can survive in filtered sun or partial shade, but you won’t see as many flowers. Plant in the spring.
It is frost sensitive and will lose it’s leaves if the temperature drops too low.
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball of the plant. It needs well-draining soil. Amend clay soil with organic matter.
Provide a trellis, arbor or pole for the vine to climb.
How Fast and How Much Space Does the Vine Take?
A Bower vine is a rapidly growing twining vine. The vine can grow up to seven feet per year. This tendril vine needs lots of space.
Height: up to 25 feet
Width: up to 15 feet
How to Care for Bower Vine
Plant Zone: gardening zones 9-11.
Light Requirements: Requires full sun or at least 6 – 8 hours of sun a day.
Soil Requirements: Prefers fertile well-drained soil. If your soil has a lot of clay mix in an organic soil amendment to improve the soil structure.
Water Requirements: Prefers consistent watering schedule and moist soil. Water deep. If in full sun water at least weekly in the summer.
Does the vine attract or deter any wildlife?
Yes, the tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
When does it bloom?
Bower vines bloom Spring through Fall.