Ixora

Ixora is a tropical to semi-tropical evergreen shrub that is suitable for landscapes in USDA zones 9 and above. Because of its beauty and long lasting blooms, it’s often grown as an annual in cooler climates. Ixora shrubs are known for their large clusters of bright florets.

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Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 4-5 feet
Light Exposure: Full Sun- Part Shade
Bloom Time: All year 5-6 inch clusters
Bloom Color: Red
Leaves: Dark green and glossy
New Growth: Light Green leaves
Soil: well-drained, acidic and moist
Water: Low (drought tolerance)
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Maintenance: Prune to keep the evergreen shrub shape.
Soil PH Level: 5 is good for Ixora- avoid planting Ixora or any acid-loving plant close to your concrete foundation.
Hardy Zones: 9-11

Planting Tips

  • First, always make sure to pick a planting area that is best for the plants growth needs. (ie. soil conditions, drainage, sun exposure and moisture requirements
  • Because roots need room to grow, make sure to always dig a hole the same size deep as the plants root ball and twice as wide
  • Also make sure the plants root ball is even or just above the areas ground level because you don't want to plant too deeply
  • Backfill with the remaining soil and any added mixture like compost, black cow or even regular potting soil
  • Water in the plant well because this will help remove any air pockets that may remain after back-filling.
  • In addition, watering will depend on the type of plant that you planted.
  • Most, but not all, will need a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. if you like in an area with high rainfall, do not over water.
  • Finally, mulching is recommended to deter weeds and keep the moisture content high, also to keep temperatures low.