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Mussaenda erythropylla (Bangkok rose)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
10m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Mussaenda erythropylla

Other names

Bangkok rose

Genus

Mussaenda Mussaenda

Species

M. erythropylla - M. erythropylla is a tender evergreen shrub that climbs by scrambling. It has broadly ovate, bright-green foliage and from summer to autumn, has unusual red and yellow flowers.


Mussaenda erythropylla is: Evergreen

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Yellow, Red in Summer; Yellow, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Mussaenda erythropylla (Bangkok rose) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Conservatory, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, free-draining soil in sun. In colder climates, best grown in a container and overwintered indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Mussaenda erythropylla

Other names

Bangkok rose

Genus

Mussaenda Mussaenda

Species

M. erythropylla - M. erythropylla is a tender evergreen shrub that climbs by scrambling. It has broadly ovate, bright-green foliage and from summer to autumn, has unusual red and yellow flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Red in Summer; Yellow, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mussaenda erythropylla (Bangkok rose) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Conservatory, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, free-draining soil in sun. In colder climates, best grown in a container and overwintered indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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