IXORA 'Nora Grant'
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A dense, medium-sized, cold-tender shrub with huge clusters of flowers most of the year, this broadleaf evergreen is in the same family as coffee, gardenia, firebush and pentas. The coral-pink flowers are in flat topped, round clusters, the outer flowers opening first. Individual flowers are long and tubular ending in spreading lobes. The leathery, glossy green leaves often go yellow in late winter and early spring.
This popular hybrid is grown as a landscape plant in frost-free zones, and under cover in colder climates. It prefers sun or partial shade and requires humus-rich, well drained, acidic soil. It becomes nutrient-starved and sickly where soil pH is high. Chelated nutritional sprays applied regularly can help overcome deficiencies. Irrigate regularly when in growth. Position this shrub where it will receive protection from hot midday sun. It takes heavy pruning, but looks and does best if pruned with a lighter touch. Use ‘Nora Grant’ in hedges, borders, containers and foundation plantings to impart a tropical ambiance.
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns