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Allamanda

Allamanda spp.

Allamanda Plant Features

Allamanda is an easy-to-grow flowering shrub from the tropics that offers a steady display of golden-yellow flowers all spring and summer long. It's prized for its excellent heat tolerance and long-season bloom -- as well as the fact that allamanda grows well in both containers and landscapes. 

Grow allamanda in containers either by itself, with other tropical plants (such as elephant's ears), or with heat-loving annual flowers such as angelonia. (We think its yellow flowers are a wonderful accent to plants that have purple flowers or foliage!)

In frost-free climates, large allmanda varieties are grown as vines or hedges (depending on the type). Dwarf allamanda varieties are excellent small hedges, or to line sidewalks or walkways. 

Allamanda Questions?
If you have questions about this plant, email us and our flowering shrub experts will get back to you.

Allamanda Growing Instructions

Grow allamanda in full sun and moist, well-drained soil to keep it happiest. Allamanda will grow in partially shaded spots, but it won't bloom as well.

Because this flowering shrub is drought tolerant, it's an excellent choice for low-care landscapes. Even though allamanda is drought tolerant, it's best to keep it well watered the first couple of months after you plant it to help it get established. 

The best time to prune most allamanda varieties is mid-spring, before they start to bloom. You can trim them back here and there any time of the year, but doing heavy pruning in spring should help give the best display of blooms. 

Note: Allamanda is not intended for human or animal consumption. 


  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors

    Pink, Yellow

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Deer/rabbit resistant
    Super-easy to grow


Complement your Allamanda with these varieties:
Angelonia
Rich purple angelonia is an ideal accent for golden-yellow allamanda.

Hibiscus, Tropical
Complement allamanda with golden-yellow or orange-flowering Tropic Escape® hibiscus.

Palm, Landscape
What says a touch of the tropics better than a palm? Plant allamanda at the base of container-garden palms on your deck, patio, or balcony.

Thryallis
Go yellow on yellow with the brilliant flowers of two blooming tropical shrubs: allamana and thryallis!