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Streptosolen jamesonii

Marmalade bush

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Streptosolen jamesonii (Marmalade bush). This is a fast-growing, evergreen shrub which is tall and slender stemmed. It can be scandent unless pruned annually. It has wrinkly ovate to elliptical ovate dark green leaves about 4cms long. It flowers from late spring to late summer, producing yellow or orange-yellow blooms about 3cms across, with twisted tubes and spreading petal lobes in terminal corymbs about 15cms across.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Orange browallia, Firebush

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They grow in full sun with shelter from strong winds. You will need to grow in a light, well-drained soil that is enriched with organic matter.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Greenfly and whitefly.

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