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Allamanda cathartica 'Cherry Ripe' is an evergreen climbing shrub with glossy green foliage. It is fast growing, and has large, showy pink flowers in summer and autumn. It is frost tender, so is suitable for tropical, sub-tropical and warm, sheltered spots in temperate climates. It can be trained to cover fences and arbours, and also a standard. It is a good container plant.
Allamanda likes a fertile soil, and regular watering. Prune in early spring to encourage new flowering growth, and to shape the plant to the desired size. Fertilise in the warmer months.
Allamanda can become invasive in some areas.
The plant exudes a milky sap, which can be a skin irritant.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: summer autumn
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2.5 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.