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Quisqualis indica /Rangoon Creeper

Quisqualis indica  / Quisqualis indica
Vine in its second year on fence
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Vine in its second year on fence

Flowering vine of fence in zone 8 in early July

Mostly red flowers in these clusters

A few white flowers present, but mostly red and dark pink

A inflorescens with red, pink and white flowers

Flowers showing color change from white to pink and then red

Flowers and foliage in July

Foliage before flowering

Foliage close-up


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Scientific Name: Quisqualis indica
Common Name: Rangoon Creeper
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Pink, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: More like a shrub for the first year or so of growth and then is a high climbing vine that can grow to 70-80 feet. Generally it is in the 20 foot range. It is grown as far north as zone 8, where with a little protection, in form of a heavy mulch, it will survive the winter. In recent years it has survived in zone 8 and 9 with little or no protection. Flowers open white, turn pink and then red as they mature and drop from the plant. It is quite common the have all three colors present in the same inflorescens. The flowers are fragrant, especially at night. This plant needs support and fences, trellises and walls are good structures on which it will grow.