Combretum Indicum

(Rangoon Creeper)

Photo Credit: Tipsy Gardening

The Rangoon Creeper will draw garden visitors of all kinds; human, bird, and bee alike. It's woody stems allow it to grow tall on fences and trellises, and it can reach up to 26 feet in height.

The plant originates from Asia and grows well in zones 10 and 11 in either full sun or partial shade. Another common name is Chinese honeysuckle. I like to call mine "Mother-in-law Vine" because we planted some at her house on an archway in a shady corner of her patio where this picture was taken. It adds a nice splash of hot pink to any otherwise all things green area. I do love me some hot pink.

It grows easily from cuttings so if you can't find it at your local nursery keep an eye on neighborhood fences and ask if you can trim a little off the top.

Quick Facts

  • Perennial
  • Full sun/partial shade
  • Propagate from cuttings
  • Grows in zones 10 & 11