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Dregea sinensis

Watakaka

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Features

  • Height2.5m to 4m
  • Spread2.5m to 4m
  • Flower ColourCreamy white, purple/pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Dregea sinensis (Watakaka). A highly scented, twining climber from China. Dregea sinensis has hoya-like creamy white flowers with a splash of purple/pink in the centre in Spring, which last up to a week. These are sometimes followed by paired, bean-like seed pods.

Characteristics

Fragrant or Climber

Other common names

Wattakaka

Origin

China

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH2.0 to 8.0

Cultivation

Requires a warm, but not hot, sheltered position in milder areas or a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Likes well-drained soil.

Propagation

Seed or basal stem cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Generally pest and disease free

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