Care of Allamanda Bushes - Knowledgebase Question

Port Richey, FL
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Question by tires
January 30, 1998
How do I care for my allamanda bushes?

Answer from NGA
January 30, 1998
The Allamanda (cathartica) is a vine which can be maintained as a shrub by pruning. The flowers resemble
large golden trumpets which are produced most of the

The Allamanda is highly suceptible to nematodes which
can retard its growth. Mulch them well. A soil
with plenty of organic matter helps in controlling

I suggest you prune your allamandas rather severely
in middle to late February. Fertilize them after
pruning. Allamandas prefer full sun, but they will do
very well in light shade.

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