5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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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.