Justicia spicigera

Mexican Honeysuckle
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

3′ x 4′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Orange

Bloom Time

Year round

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Low Water Use, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

12-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8-11

This evergreen shrub is native to Mexico and into South America. Mexican Honeysuckle has large oval velvety medium green leaves. Bright orange tubular flowers are borne in clusters all year in warmer areas and during sumers in colder regions. It performs best in filtered sun and well-drained soil. Moderate irrigation is beneficial but too much will induce chlorosis. Prune as desired to maintain a more compact form.

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