Pandorea pandorana – Wonga Wonga Vine

A variable native climber with twining branches and glossy green foliage, it flowers from winter to summer. It has masses of pendulous bell flowers, which are variable in colour, from pure white, cream with purple-maroon veining through to yellows. It is a fast growing plant, suitable for tropical to temperate regions. It will tolerate light frosts. Good for sun to part shade, and adaptable to most soils as long as they have reasonable drainage. Can be cut back hard to rejuvenate. A good butterfly food plant.

Family:Bignoneaceae
Scientific Name:Pandorea pandorana
Common Name:Wonga Wonga Vine
Plant Type:Climber
Height:2 ~ 20 metres
Width:1 ~ 9 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream, Yellow, Gold, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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