Bower Vine Pandorea jasminoides

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
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Commonly known as the Bower Vine, Pandorea jasminoides is an evergreen plant renowned for its ornamental appeal. The plant showcases lush, glossy green leaves that form a dense, leafy backdrop. Its foliage consists of compound leaves which are divided into smaller, oval-shaped leaflets, with a smooth texture that adds an overall lushness to its appearance. The most striking feature of the Bower Vine is its enchanting flowers. These trumpet-shaped blooms are large and display a delicate shade of pink with a deeper pink to reddish throat. Occasionally, flowers might also be found in pure white, with the same contrasting throat. The blooms are born in clusters and can often almost obscure the foliage when in full bloom, creating a dramatic visual display. In addition, the plant is a climber, equipped with tendrils that allow it to gracefully twine and cover trellises, fences, and other structures. Its growth habit lends a romantic, cottage-garden look to any landscape where it is planted. The combination of its twining nature, dark green foliage, and captivating flowers makes the Bower Vine a favorite among garden enthusiasts for creating vertical elements in the garden.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Bower Vine, Bower Of Beauty, Bower Climber, Australian Bower Plant

    • Common names

      Bignonia jasminoides, Pandorea pandorana, Tecoma jasminoides, Tecoma australis.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Bower vine is not commonly known to be toxic to humans. There is little information available on its toxicity, but it is generally not considered a plant that poses a significant risk if ingested. However, like with any plant, individual allergies or sensitivities could occur, so it's prudent to avoid ingesting it without proper knowledge of its effects.

    • To pets

      The Bower vine is not commonly recognized as toxic to pets. There's a lack of detailed information on its potential toxicity to animals such as dogs and cats. However, when dealing with pets and plants, it is always best to err on the side of caution and prevent pets from ingesting the plant. If a pet were to eat parts of the Bower vine and show signs of distress, it would be wise to consult a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      15-20 feet (4.5-6 meters)

    • Spread

      10-15 feet (3-4.5 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental value: Pandorea jasminoides, commonly known as bower vine, has showy, trumpet-shaped flowers that enhance the aesthetic appeal of gardens and landscapes.
    • Shade provision: With its climbing habit, the bower vine can create shaded areas when grown over arbors or trellises.
    • Habitat for wildlife: The plant offers nectar and shelter for pollinators like bees and hummingbirds.
    • Privacy screen: When planted densely, bower vine can form a living privacy screen that is both functional and beautiful.
    • Soil erosion control: The vine's extensive root system can help prevent soil erosion, especially on slopes or in areas prone to heavy rain.
    • Fast growth: Bower vine is known for its rapid growth, which makes it ideal for gardeners looking to quickly cover a structure or area.
    • Low maintenance: This plant requires relatively little care once established, making it suitable for busy or novice gardeners.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Pandorea jasminoides, also known as Bower vine, can be trained to grow over arbors or trellises to create a natural shade structure that provides relief from the sun during hot summer months.
    • The plant is used in urban environments on vertical gardens to enhance the aesthetics of walls or fences, bringing a touch of greenery to city landscapes.
    • Bower vine's dense growth can be utilized for privacy screening in residential gardens, allowing for a secret garden effect or hidden outdoor spaces.
    • The wood of Bower vine is sometimes used in small-scale craftwork or as a source for specialty stakes and supports in the garden due to its pliability when young.
    • In thematic gardens, Bower vine can contribute to the creation of a tropical or subtropical ambiance with its lush foliage and attractive trumpet-shaped flowers.
    • Create a backdrop for garden photography with Bower vine's attractive blooms to add a romantic and colorful setting for portrait sessions.
    • By growing Bower vine on compost bins or unsightly garden features, it can serve as an attractive cover, making these areas blend in with the surrounding garden scape.
    • Training Bower vines along a roadside fence can act as a natural barrier to dust and reduce roadside noise when planted in dense rows.
    • When planted near outdoor seating areas, the fragrant flowers of Bower vine can enhance the sensory experience of dining or relaxing outdoors.
    • As a living canopy over garden pathways, Bower vine provides not only shade but also a dynamic display of blooms and fragrance as one walks beneath.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Bower Vine is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Bower Vine is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Resilience: Pandorea jasminoides, commonly known as Bower Vine, is a vigorous climber that can adapt to various conditions, symbolizing the ability to thrive despite challenges.
    • Charm and Attraction: The Bower Vine's attractive and sweet-scented flowers represent charm and the ability to draw people in with one's allure.
    • Hospitality: With its lush foliage and abundant blooms, the Bower Vine is often planted to create a welcoming environment, symbolizing warm and generous hospitality.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Bower vines should be watered deeply once a week during their active growing season, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. During the winter, reduce watering to once every two to three weeks, depending on the climate. When watering, soak the soil thoroughly until water runs freely from the drainage holes, which may require approximately 1-2 gallons for a mature plant. Avoid overwatering, as bower vine is sensitive to waterlogged soil, which can lead to root rot.

  • sunLight

    Bower vines thrive in a bright spot with plenty of indirect sunlight or partial shade. They perform well in a location that receives morning sunlight and is shielded from the intense afternoon sun. An east or west-facing window or a spot under a lightly shaded patio would provide optimal light conditions for this plant.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Bower vine prefers temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit but can survive in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit for brief periods. To promote healthy growth, maintain temperatures within this ideal range, avoiding drastic temperature fluctuations. It is not frost-tolerant and requires protection from extreme cold.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune bower vine to shape and control its size, enhance air circulation, and encourage vigorous growth. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring before the new growth starts. Cut back the plant by one-third to one-half of its length, focusing on removing any dead or damaged stems.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Bower Vine thrives in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.5. A mix of two parts loam, one part peat, and one part sand or perlite is ideal.

  • plantRepotting

    Bower Vine should be repotted every 2 to 3 years or when the root system outgrows the current container.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Bower Vine prefers moderate to high humidity but is adaptable to average household levels.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Bower Vine in bright, indirect light indoors.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Bower Vine in a sheltered spot with morning sun.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Bower Vine (Pandorea jasminoides) typically begins its life cycle with seed germination, which occurs in a warm, moist soil environment where the seeds develop a root system and shoot. Following germination, the seedling stage is characterized by growth of the root system and the emergence of true leaves, gradually forming a young plant. As it enters the vegetative stage, the Bower Vine establishes a more robust root system and extensive foliage, with vines beginning to climb or spread along structures or the ground. During the flowering stage, it produces clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers, usually white or pink with a deep pink throat, which can attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. After pollination, the plant develops fruit in the form of elongated capsules containing numerous winged seeds, which upon maturity are released to perpetuate the cycle. This perennial plant, once established, can enter a phase of dormancy during colder months and resume active growth and flowering in the following season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Bower vine, or Pandorea jasminoides, is commonly propagated through semi-hardwood cuttings, which is the most popular method of propagation for this species. This process is typically done during the late summer, which is the best time for cuttings to root. To propagate by cuttings, a gardener should choose a healthy, non-flowering stem and cut a segment about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) long, ensuring it has several leaf nodes. The bottom leaves are removed, and the cut end is often dipped in rooting hormone to enhance rooting success. The cutting should then be planted in a well-draining soil mix, and kept moist and warm until roots develop, which usually takes a few weeks. A plastic cover over the cutting can help retain moisture and increase the chances of successful rooting. Once the cuttings have rooted and show signs of growth, they can be transplanted to their permanent location.