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Compact Spicy Jatropha

Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta'

Pronunciation: JAT-roh-fuh in-teg-er-EE-muh
SKU #04666
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide; slightly taller with age.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Poolside, Suitable for Topiary
Design Ideas Makes 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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Plumbago (Plumbago); Lantana (Lantana);Canna (Canna)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore It is called peregrina in Latin America where its famed for blooming year around in the tropics.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.