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Justicia spicigera (Mexican Honeysuckle)

Justicia spicigera
Mexican Honeysuckle

This evergreen shrub is native to Mexico and into South America. Mexican Honeysuckle has oval, velvety, medium green leaves. Bright orange tubular flowers are borne in clusters all year in warmer areas and during summers 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. In areas with frost, a late winter pruning can help clean up the plant before new growth starts.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Partial Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Orange
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 3' - 4' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 5' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging
Tolerance Cold, Rabbit
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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