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Pink Trumpet vine (Tecomanthe hillii)

Pink Trumpet vine (Tecomanthe hillii)

Fraser Island creeper, or Pink Trumpet vine (Tecomanthe hillii) is endemic to Fraser Island and grows well in our local conditions, especially in well-drained sandy loam. It is a strong climber and requires a solid structure to adhere to.

A well-established tree, a  fence or pergola would suit very well. The leaves are glossy and the clusters of eye-catching, tubular, pink flowers appear in spring and may last a few weeks.

It is a very versatile creeper, growing in sun or shade and in the ground or in a pot. A position that gets good morning sun, mulching and regular but light watering, slow-release native fertiliser on planting with a further application each spring is recommended.

Cooloola City Farm AGM, is on 9am, Friday, November 16. Nomination forms are available at our  Tin Can Bay office from October 31, signed nomination forms must be returned 3pm November 7.

City Farm, opposite the Community Centre, on Tin Can Bay Road, is open 8am-3pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 07 54862304, ccfni09@gmail.com,  www.cooloolacityfarm.org