Botanical Name: Macfadyena unguis-cati
 Common Name: Cat's Claw Vine
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Vine

 

Height Range

12-25'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Background

 

Special Uses

Screen

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Sanchez & Maddux

  • Description

  • Notes

Evergreen twining vine grows quickly to 25' x 15'. Medium green leaves. Large yellow trumpetlike flowers appear in teh spring. High leaf and seed pod litter. Provides fast cover but can damage walls and fences. Accepts reflected sun. Native to Central and South America.
Frost tolerant to 15 F.