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Jatropha

Jatropha integerrima
Spicy Jatropha; Peregrina
8

10 feet
6

8 feet
Cuba; Hispaniola; Greater Antilles.
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Part shade to full shade. A tropical evergreen perennial, comparable to oleander or bottlebrush. Over time it can grow to large size with sufficient south wall or other cold protection.

The glossy leaves are variable in form, sometimes oval, sometimes trident-shaped. Reddish flower clusters appear throughout the warm season.

As in other euphorbias, the sticky sap may irritate sensitive skin. Use some caution around children.

Maintenance

None needed in summer, but occasional cleanup after freeze damage.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
8-10' H, 6-8' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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