Australian Native Plants

  Pandorea pandorana (Wonga Vine)

Pandorea pandorana photo
Pandorea pandorana flowers

Photograph by Tatiana Gerus from Brisbane. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Pandorea pandorana photo
Pandorea pandorana flowers and foliage, wild form

Photograph by Mark Marathon. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Pandorea pandorana in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Wonga Vine

The Wonga Vine is a vigorous vine or scrambling shrub. The glossy green leaves are pinnate with 3 to 9 leaflets about 3 cm to 8 cm long. Young leaves are finer with up to 13 leaflets. The plant flowers in winter, spring and summer. The flowers are funnel shaped and white or cream often with maroon or purple markings in the throat. The fruit is a woody pod 4 cm to 6 cm long

rainforest, dry sclerophyll forest, dry scrub, rocky outcrops

Wonga Vine is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia., Northern Territory, Western Australia, on Flinders Island in Bass Strait, but not on Tasmania. Also found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. It has become naturalised in New Zealand.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m):
Spread (m): 3 - 8
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 400
Flower Colour: cream / pink
Flower Season: winter, spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Common Name:Wonga Vine

Relatives in same Genus
  Pandorea doratoxylon
  Pandorea jasminoides 'Lady Di'
  Pandorea jasminoides