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Cats Claw Creeper

Dolichandra unguis-cati

Also known as

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

Starr 060526-8125 Macfadyena unguis-cati by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

15m

2m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Cats Claw Creeper Overview

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.

Common problems with Cats Claw Creeper

Generally problem free

    How to harvest Cats Claw Creeper

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Cats Claw Creeper

    Seed

    Seeds germinate easily in most soil types.

    Cuttings

    You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

    Layering

    Layering.

    Special features of Cats Claw Creeper

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Cats Claw Creeper

    Conservatory