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Thevetia neriifolia

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to September
  • Height4m to 10m
  • Spread1m to 4m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourOrange yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Thevetia neriifolia. This species is an upright shrub or small tree with dark green, narrowly lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are orange-yellow and fragrant, and are borne in cymes from early spring to early autumn, and are followed by triangular to ovoid red fleshy seed pods.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Tropical America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers from winter to summer.

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Needs

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

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in spring or from cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Has poisonous, milky sap.

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