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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Justicia spicigera

Evergreen shrub with fuzzy 3" leaves. Flowers borne in clusters of bright orange to reddish orange and nearly year round in warmer areas, during warm months in colder.  Can be rapid grower to 6' by 6', Mexico into S. America.  Fairly drought tolerant but appreciates additional irrigation,  well drained soil.  Pruning will induce bushiness. Can become chlorotic with improper irrigation. Hummer attractor.  Prefers light shade-full sun even reflected heat.  Leaves velvety.  Good under trees and canopies. Zone 8.


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