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Chinese Dregea

Dregea sinensis

Also known as

Wattakaka

Dregea sinensis - Floraison by Denis.prévôt (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Chinese Dregea

A close up of some Dregea sinensis flowers
A close up of a green Dregea sinensis plant with white flowers
A close up of some fruits on a Dregea sinensis plant
A photo of Chinese Dregea
A photo of Chinese Dregea

Chinese Dregea Overview

Dregea sinensis is an evergreen, woody-stemmed climbing plant from the Apocynaceae family. Originating from Tibet to Central and South China. This plant produces oppositely arranged foliage with heart-shaped to broadly lance-shaped leaves. The leaves are grey and hairy on the underside. Commonly known by the names Chinese Dregea, Wattakaka and Watakaka. Chinese Dregea produces small, scented flowers, appearing in clusters, they are similar to those of Hoya plants. The flowers are bowl-shaped and creamy-white in colour with pink-purple patterning at the petal bases. Flowers lead onto pairs of bean-like seed pods. Variegated forms are available and often more sought after than the standard green species.

How to propagate Chinese Dregea

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Chinese Dregea

Attractive flowers