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Mandevilla question

Posted by mainblaine456 none (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 13, 12 at 20:01

I have a rooted mandevilla cutting that I want to plant outside in the spring here in zone 5. I'm just wondering how large can I expect it to get through the summer and early fall?

I want to train it up a trellis but not sure exactly what size to consider. Thanks!

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RE: Mandevilla question

How big is the cutting? It is not a massive vine - more in line with a Clematis that's a couple of years old. You will have to cut it away from whatever you choose to grow it on, so consider that when you choose a trellis. A 6' dead tree sapling, stuck about a foot into the ground, works well.

When you need to cut it back, to bring it indoors for the winter, you can just cut the dead branches away from the vine and it will re-grow the following years. Watch for mealy bugs - they LOVE Mandevilla!

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