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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Thevetia genus. This genus consists of evergreen shrubs and trees, grown for their flowers from early spring to mid autumn. They will produce clusters of large, mostly yellow funnel-shaped flowers, and the fruits will follow and are berry-like, with leaves arranged alternately on the stems. They are frost tender, min 16-18C and will need full light and well drained soil. Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

N & S. America, West Indies

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers from winter to summer.

Cultivation

These are frost-tender plants that will grow in sandy well-drained soil that is enriched with organic matter. They will need plenty of water while in flower. You can propagate from seeds in spring or from cuttings in summer. Young stems may be tip pruned in winter to promote branching.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Has poisonous, milky sap.

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