Compact Spicy Jatropha

Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta'

SKU
04666
Clusters of rich rose-red flowers appear at the branch tips of this easy-care, tropical evergreen shrub. An excellent compact hedge or border accent. New foliage emerges bronze and turns vivid green with age. Resilient to extreme summer heat. Makes a great patio tub specimen. Also suitable for indoor use.
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10 - 11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationJAT-roh-fuh in-teg-er-EE-muh
LoreIt is called peregrina in Latin America where its famed for blooming year around in the tropics.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide; slightly taller with age.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasMakes an exceptional privacy screen hedge whether sheared or left natural to bloom. Great for blocking unsightly views and buffering street noise. Use as a background for outdoor living spaces, art and fountains.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Poolside, Specimen, Topiary, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Grows easily in a wide range of soils, provided it is well-drained. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Protect from frost; may be overwintered indoors in colder zones. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

Good to grow!