Gelsemium sempervirensItem #3810 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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. Allow to sprawl unsupported across slopes and banks as an informal, mounding ground cover. Evergreen to semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing vine; twining stems climb 20 ft. tall with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:jel-SE-mi-um sem-per-VI-renzPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing vine; twining stems climb 20 ft. tall with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Winter to Early SpringFlower 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); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Blue Glorybower (Clerodendrum)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Provide support such as trellis or arbor, or allow to ramble on the ground. Prune annually to control size. Sap may irritate; protect skin when pruning. Not fit for human or animal consumption.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.