Dwarf Yellow Bush Lantana
Dwarf Yellow Bush Lantana
Lantana camara 'Dwarf Yellow'Item #5680 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Profuse color year round from bright yellow flowers! Useful as substitute for annuals in flower beds or containers. Excellent low hedge or accent shrub. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates heat.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.Key Feature:Drought TolerantBlooms:Continuously in frost-free areasLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lan-TAY-na ca-MA-raPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Continuously in frost-free areasFlower color:YellowGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasPlant this Lantana in single specimens, small clusters of three to five or huge seas of them as groundcover. Plants flesh out a young landscape with color for the first season. A great color source for very hot and dry gardens, along driveways and on banks in full sun. Plant in flower and shrub beds, raised planters, along fence lines and foundations, and in parkways, where they take the reflected heat in stride. A great choice for late-summer color in cottage gardens and perennial borders. Put them in pots for powerful color on a deck or patio. This plant will freeze back or die over winter in colder regions.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Lantana is a genus with over 150 different species native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa. I. camara is native to a wide range of Texas and Georgia but has naturalized over an area vastly larger. The genus name came from an indigenous South American name for the plants. Lantana breeding history is murky involving a half dozen species that are not well documented. Dwarf Yellow Bush Lantana is a Monrovia exclusive.Lore:Lantana naturalizes easily because the berries are relished by birds and spread over long distances where new plants readily germinate under arid conditions and thrive even while seedlings in brutal heat. This is also a vital nectar source for butterflies. Lantana and its fruit should be considered toxic to pets and children.