Vallaris heynei, V. dichotoma

Common name:
Vallaris
Regional name:
Marathi - Chandani
Vallaris
Vallaris heynei close up of flowers
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Category:
Climbers, Creepers & Vines, Shrubs
Family:
Apocynaceae or Plumeria or Oleander family
Light:
Sun growing, Semi shade
Water:
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowers
Flowering season:
February, March, April
Flower or Inflorescence color:
White
Foliage color:
Green
Plant Height or length:
6 to 8 meters
Plant Form:
Climbing or growing on support
Special Character:
  • Indigenous (native to India)
  • Fragrant flowers or leaves
  • Can grow on trellis or chain link fencing
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Hanging or weeping growth habit
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Over hundreds
Plant Description:
- This is evergreen extensive shrubby climber.
- The plant is named after FA Heyne, a German botanist.
- A heavy climber with woody branches.
- Leaves opposite, elliptic or oblong 5 - 8 cm long, 3 cm wide pointed.
- Flower white fragrant, in axillary cyme 3 - 6 flowered.
- Corilla tube short, narrow, cylidrical, ending in 5 orbicular petals, 1.5 cm across.
- Can be easily trimmmed and grown as a shrub or a hedge.
Growing tips:
- Grow well in full sun and semi shade.
- Well drained soil is best.
- Pruning restricts the spread of the plant.
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