Plant Database forum: should we consider a change on size of Wonga Vine?

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Name: Carole
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carolem
Jan 28, 2018 6:38 PM CST
Wonga Vine (Pandorea pandorana)

Nursery tags really don't share a history with where a plant can end up. We plant without really knowing. Considering our environmental focus and being kind to our own neighbourhoods Smiling

Just wondering?

Or do my added images suffice this information already?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 28, 2018 6:56 PM CST
Carole, you can go in and change the data. I think sometimes people enter the size/height, etc. that it grows for them in a controlled environment, rather than how it performs in it's natural habitat. I just added data for P. pandorana 'Golden Showers' and listed 15 - 20 feet because that's what every site I found showed. Looking at your photos, it sure appears that they grow much higher than that!! I'm astounded at the girth of those vines too ... massive!!

Feel free to change the size data on that one I just added info on too. Smiling
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Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 28, 2018 7:05 PM CST
....just wasn't sure if, or how....to make notations in the correct manner for this.

Whether the already set dimensions remain the same, and a note goes elsewhere about if left uncontrolled, or plants end up into other unprotected environments ...?

Look forward to others adding to this discussion too.
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Vincent Van Gough
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 28, 2018 7:06 PM CST
One of the database administrators will see this post before long and suggest the best way to handle the data changes. Thumbs up
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 28, 2018 7:18 PM CST

Plants Admin

Carole, you could add your own plant height and width to the data. Usually, it would look something like this: "20 feet (6 m), up to ......"

Or you could describe your own experience with the plant by adding a plant comment to the entry.
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
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carolem
Jan 29, 2018 5:38 AM CST
Smiling didn't really feel it appropriate to jump in and change the height and width data to suggest "infinity" relating to my image addition. (I am kind of joking here).

Perhaps just the image itself tells the story afterall; a little like Jack and the (Wonga-Vine) Beanstalk.






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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jan 29, 2018 7:17 AM CST
I often run into the same issue relating to trees. Many resources will give information such as 'will grow 15 feet in 20 years' even when the actual mature height may be much much taller (but may take many more years to acquire). I guess the intent is to let a gardener know that planting a seedling will be fairly manageable, but on the other hand, eventually that tree will outgrow certain sitings. Not sure what the best answer is, perhaps just adding as much info as possible in the comment section.
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Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
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carolem
Jan 29, 2018 1:54 PM CST
thanks Zuzu; thanks Deb.

Will leave this now as covered as best we can. After-all, not every home garden is a rainforest environment. Smiling

Cheers.
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Vincent Van Gough

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