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  Combretum fruticosum
 
Combretum fruticosum
Combretum fruticosum planted in San Marcos Growers garden
 
This tropical American vine is evergreen and can grow to 12-20 ft tall. The light green somewhat leathery foliage is smothered by the orange and yellow flowers from summer through fall. The flowers, in opposite 4-6 inch long clusters emerge from small tight yellow buds into a flush of toothbrush-like flowers, first yellow then aging to orange. A succession of bloom occurs so that the vine has a multi-colored appearance. It is hardy and evergreen to 26 F but can tolerate temperatures to below 20 degrees F with a little damage. Plant in full sun and give occasional to little water. A great vine for a fence or as a large espalier. The entrance to the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia is graced by a beautiful specimen of this plant.

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