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Macfadyena unguis-cati /Cat's Claw Vine


Vine produces many flowers

Expansive wall covered by vine

Flowering vine on wall

Beautiful yellow flowers

Large yellow flowers

Long brown to black seed pods on mature vine

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Scientific Name: Macfadyena unguis-cati
Common Name: Cat's Claw Vine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Climbing, clinging vine that has large yellow flowers that remind one of allamanda. It is very, very easy to grow, but terribly difficult to eradicate from the garden and some consider it an invasive pest. It is evergreen, however it may loose leaves when freezes occur. Has long brown seed pods that resemble those of a bean or pea.