Subtropical compact hedge or shrub, also known as jungle geranium for its bright vivid colour. Very popular landscaping plant, covered in starry deep orange blooms, makes a colourful evergreen hedge to 1m.
Ixora coccinea 'Flame of the Woods' DESCRIPTION: Tropical shrub with glossy, vivid green foliage with oblong leaves and small tubular deep orange-red flowers set in clusters. Flowers have four long petals which taper to a point. USE IN: Hedges, screens or mass planted for abundant colour during spring and summer. May be grown in containers as patio plants when provided with plenty of light. LOCATION: Plant in well drained soil in full sun to part shade. Avoid alkaline soil as this will cause yellowing of the leaves, protect from frost. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit and prolific blooms during the next flowering season. Water frequently during dry periods. If leaves begin to yellow following dry conditions, feed with a liquid fertiliser like eco-seaweed for lush green foliage. Protect from frost. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-2m H x 1-2m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.