Gelsemium sempervirensItem #3810 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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Prized for its spectacular display of fragrant, bright yellow flowers. This well-mannered vine climbs beautifully on a trellis, arbor or over fences and walls without smothering surrounding trees and shrubs. Useful as a mounding ground cover. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Vigorous grower to 20 ft. long with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:jel-SE-mi-um sem-per-VI-renzPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Vigorous grower to 20 ft. long with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late winter to early spring.Flower color:YellowDesign IdeasThis emerald green vine is famous for adapting to chain-link fences. It climbs up quickly without training and then cascades off the opposite side to create a waterfall of bright yellow blossoms in spring. It can disguise fences around tennis courts, swimming pools and even corrals. Often combined with other deciduous flowering vines to extend its season of color.Companion PlantsClimbing Rose (Rosa); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum); Blue Glorybower (Clerodendrum)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size. Sap may cause dermatitis; protect skin when pruning.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:This plant is not fit for human or animal consumption.