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Combretum indicum, Quisqualis indica, Rangoon Creeper, Burma Creeper, Chinese Honeysuckle

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Combretum indicum, Quisqualis indica
Family: Combretaceae
Rangoon Creeper, Burma Creeper, Chinese Honeysuckle
Origin: Burma, Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, and the Philippine Islands
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Called Cocuisa in Dominican Republic. An extremely beautiful shrubby vine with pale-pink to deep crimson star shaped flowers that are borne in tight clusters, covering the entire plant when in full bloom. It's scent is unforgettable, sweet, fruity and intoxicating. Grows best at temperatures above 40 degrees. The fragrant flowers are born in clusters and each flower has many variations of color, depending on how old the flower is. The flower starts out white and or pink striped and turn solid pink and finally dark pink on maturity. Leaves - opposite, oblong or obovate. Flowers - short, axillary and terminal drooping racemes, white first and then rosy or scarlet, with a narrow tube. Fruit; oblong, with sharp angles, glabrous, black. Flowers and fruits during May to September. It will die back in lower temperatures but should come back in the spring. The most popular Thai hybrid has double flowers.

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Goolpranee Alm
Avondale , AZ
USDA Zone:9
6 Jun 2014
Purchased mine from Toptropical last year. Bloomed in fall last year and now. I planted it in a big pot and brought it in in winter.
R. Chowdhury
Dumont, NJ, USA
2 Jun 2014
I have the rangoon Creeper last 3 years in a pot. During winter I keep this inside. It has nice glossy green leaves but no flower.

Any advice.
USDA Zone:Tro
30 Oct 2009
This creeper changes the evening magically with its perfume. Most ideal to plant close to the bed room window or the drawing room window. This creeper is called Madhabi and is associated with spring. But it flowers the best in the heat of summer.

Some people plant it at the front courtyard gate for shade and ornamentation
Ava Hile
Apopka, FL 32703
USDA Zone:9
18 May 2009
I have this plant. When I get some seeds, I will be happy to send them to you if you send me your address. It has just begun to flower this year. It is very strong and sturdy. It is also very pretty.
USDA Zone:10
16 May 2009
I will like to have some seeds of single flower variety. I have been searching this site for a long time- no seeds offered yet.
27 Mar 2009
This plant grew at my house in India, in semi shade and climbed on the porch. The flower clusters are absolutely gorgeous and they look very romantic.The vine can get top heavy after a while and requires a sturdy support. I used to pluck flowers and put in my earlobe just like ear rings.
John Gosden
21 Oct 2005
Beautiful and VERY VIGOROUS. Here needs the secateurs at least once a year, otherwise it would smother everything. Three forms commonly grown in Thailand, all with flowers opening white and aging to pink or red: small, single flowers; small, double flowers; and very large single flowers.

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Quisqualis Indica - single flower

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Rangoon Creeper - single flower variety. Spectacular...  more
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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