Compact Spicy Jatropha
Jatropha integerrima 'Compacta'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||JAT-roh-fuh in-teg-er-EE-muh|
|Lore||It is called peregrina in Latin America where its famed for blooming year around in the tropics.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide; slightly taller with age.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Houseplant, Poolside, Specimen, Topiary, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Vibrant Summer Flowers|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11