Belonging to the bignoniaceae family, this beautiful shrub-like tree is also known as the Dwarf Jasmine Tree and  peep thong in Thailand.  Radermacher kunmings can be grown in full sun to filtered light with average need for water and fertilizer.  If grown in a pot, this ‘tree’ can be pruned and maintained at a height of 10 ft or less but if planted straight onto the ground, it has the potential to reach the height of 20 ft! 

Although the dark green foliage is already a beauty by itself, the clustered light pink trumpet flowers with orange throats were the ones who took my breath away as they have this most exquisite fragrance that always remind me of fine cologne!  Another thing I like about the blooms is that I do not need to wait til evening time  before I can smell their wonderful perfume,  unlike plants like Brunfelsia Americana which I will discuss in my future posts. 

Propagation of this plant is usually via cuttings or layering although layering is the preferred method.

Radermachera ‘Kunming’

Radermachera ‘Kunming’