Combretum Freiticosum also known as Orange Flame Vine and Chameleon Vine is native to South America, Brazil and Argintina.
This unique bushy evergreen vine can grow unsupported 12 to 20 feet and has attractive light to medium green elliptical leathery leaves .
The plant is covered with orange and yellow flowers from summer through falll.
The flowers , in opposite 4 to 6 inch long horizontally held clusters, lack petals but have extremely long stemans tht emerge from small tight yellow buds into a flush of tooghbrush like clusters, first yellow then aging to orange.
A succession of bloom occurs so that the vine has a multi-colored appearance after which 4 winged fruit are sometimes produced.
These flower clusters are full of nectar which humming birds are most fond of , there is so much nectar procuced that one can hold your hand beneath the flower, give the flower a shake with the other hand and sample the sweetness yourself.
Plant in full to part day sun with regular to occasional irrigation , it is hardy and evergreen to 26 degrees F once established.
We are offering a well-established plant that is 4 to 5 feet tall