Available Sizes: 10 Gallon bush, 25 Gallon bush, 25 Gallon std.
Grower Notes: Blooms year round
Hardiness zones: 10B-11
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Jatropha is tolerant of a wide variety of soils so long as they are well drained. Jatropha blooms on the current year’s growth so it can be pruned at any time of the year. It handles pruning well and can be kept to shrub size, trained to a tree form or used in espalier.
Jatropha is an evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy leaves and clusters of star shaped bright scarlet or vermilion flowers. The plant has a rounded or narrow domed form and gets up to 15 ft (4.6 m) tall with a spread of 10 ft (3.1 m) or so, although in cultivation it is usually smaller.
Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. The name is derived from the Greek words ἰατρός (iatros), meaning “physician,” and τροφή (trophe), meaning “nutrition,” hence the common name physic nut. It contains approximately 170 species of succulent plants, shrubs and trees (some are deciduous, like Jatropha curcas). Most of these are native to the Americas, with 66 species found in the Old World. Mature plants produce separate male and female flowers.
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