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Jade Vine
Philippine Jade Vine
Emerald Creeper
(in Philippine Tagalog language)

Strongylodon macrobotrys

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Zone 10 or higher

Strongylodon macrobotrys is the tropical evergreen Jade Vine native to the Philippines in their humid rain forests

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Jade Vine has a thick woody growth that twines around anything upright and has large attractive leaves as well.  The Jade Vine can reach over 60 feet

Blooms are in spring and summer.  Here blooms are forming.  Then, more advanced but not 100%

Folks delight in the spectacular racemes ( bloom clusters).  Here are some in hand

Close-up HiRez bloom photos below


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Clusters can hang from 3 to 5 feet in just one cluster alone.  The unique aquamarine-jade color is highly appealing and not seen in other plants

Neutral to acid soil is best.  Plant outdoors in full sun in frost-free areas.  Be certain of good moisture during the warm months

Also spectacular is the rare Red Jade Vine, Camptosema grandiflora, or sometimes seen mis-listed as Mucuna bennettii

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Thank you Orville Cutright for these fine Red Jade Vine pictures