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Callaeum macropterum (Yellow Orchid Vine)

Callaeum macropterum
Yellow Orchid Vine

Native to Baja, California and Sonora, Mexico, this evergreen vine has smooth, rounded green leaves. Bright yellow, orchid-like flowers adorn the plant in spring and summer. If not supported, this plant will twine on itself to produce a mounding shrub or even a groundcover. This plant is fairly drought tolerant once established, but will appear more lush with regular summer watering. Sensitive to hard frosts, this plant will recover slowly in the spring.

Plant Type Native, Vine
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 15' - 20' (ft)
Spread 15' - 20' (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Ground Covers
Tolerance Drought, Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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