Petrea volubilis/Sandpaper Vine, Queen's Wreath

Petrea volubilis / Petrea volubilis
Lavender, star-shaped flowers
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Scientific Name: Petrea volubilis
Common Name: Sandpaper Vine, Queen's Wreath
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Purple, Lavender
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This semi-tropical vine produces very large, eight inch leaves that have a sandpaper like surface. Tresses of lavender tinted, almost white, to purple, funnel-shaped flowers occur from spring through fall. This vine grows fast, but cannot tolerate temperatures much below freezing.