If you already have Bougainvillea in your garden and would like something different as a climber, something exotic, why not try Mandevillas and Dipladenias?
In the right position, these climbers from Central and South America will give you as much colour as Bougainvilleas but with less mess.
The Dipladenia sanderi, or Mandevilla sanderi as it is officially called, is a shrubby climber that can grow up to 4.5 metres high if the climate is warm.
Here in the Algarve you can expect it to grow to about two to three meters. The flowers are pink, red or white with a yellow throat and keep appearing throughout the year, although somewhat less in the winter.
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