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Combretum indicum

Combretum indicum
Blooming prolifically in late May
Rangoon creeper; Chinese honeysuckle

Synonym(s) Quisqualis indica
Common name Rangoon creeper; Chinese honeysuckle
Family combretaceae
Life cycle woody vine (Z9-11)
Flowers red
Size vine to 20'
Light sun-part shade

Tender evergreen vine native to tropical Asia, grown for its prolific fragrant flowers, which start out white and mature to pink or red. Leaves are opposite in arrangement. When happy, the vine grows vigorously, and needs a sturdy support. It is reportedly hardy in coastal Texas, although it dies back to the ground if temperatures drop too deep into the 20s. Which is exactly what it did when winter storm Uri hit Texas in February 2021.

Combretum indicum
Returning from its roots after top-growth died in Feb '21 megafreeze
Rangoon creeper; Chinese honeysuckle
...and blooming again by early June
Combretum indicum
Buds form by mid-May
Rangoon creeper; Chinese honeysuckle
Progression of color: the flowers open white in the morning from the top of the inflorescence, and fade via deep burgundy to light pink soon thereafter...
Combretum indicum
...same cluster in the afternoon

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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