Cats Claw Creeper

Dolichandra unguis-cati

Cat's-Claw, Catclaw Vine, Catclaw-Trumpet, Funnel-Creeper, Macfadyena

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by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)
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Dolichandra unguis-cati is also known as Cat's Claw Creeper. It is an invasive evergreen climber, capable of growing high into trees or covering shrubs. This species invades forest margins, woodlands, plantations, roadsides and urban open spaces, naturally found in tropical dry forest areas. It is invasive in many countries, having first been introduced in many parts of the world as an ornamental vine. Flowers are bright yellow, tubular to trumpet-shaped, with 5 spreading, rounded petals.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed

Seeds germinate easily in most soil types.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Natural climate

Tropical dry forest areas.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Bignoniaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Generally problem free
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