Allamanda Bush and Vine

Also known as golden trumpet, these plants are known for their beautiful yellow flowers. They can be found in the Garden Gallery inside the ENMAX Conservatory.

Flowers, flowers everywhere

Both the allamanda bush and vine are known for their trumpet-shaped flowers, which usually come in bright yellow blooms, but some varieties come in pink and peach. While the plants predominantly flower in the summer, their blooms can be seen all year round. While toxic if ingested, chemical analysis has found that these plants contain anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight carcinoma cells, pathogenic fungi, and HIV. 


  • Latin Name: Allamanda schotti (bush) and Allamanda cathartica (vine)
  • IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (at relatively low risk of extinction)
  • Type: Deciduous shrub
  • Produces: Flowers and fruit
  • Habitat: Central and South America
  • USDA Climate Zone: 10
  • Size: Bush can reach 1.5 metres tall; vine can reach 3 to 6 metres tall
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Fun Facts about Allamanda Bushes and Vines

Its leaves are whorled along the stem.

The plant contains fruits which are prickly, round, and yellow.

They contain a white latex that is irritating to the touch.

The vine is also known as trumpet vine.

The stems contain milky sap.

An allamanda bush has smaller flowers than the vine variety.

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