Chuparosa



Justicia californica 

   
    Acanthaceae

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 6ft, spread to 12ft
Leaves: Only in warm season when actively growing; simple, round to ovate, 1/4 in long
Flowers: Long tubular red blooms from early May through fall
Fruit: Insignificant
Stems/Trunks: Green stems, with thick succulent appearance, twiggy, arching form; low older stems may get woody
Range/Origin: Colorado, California, Arizona and Mexico Deserts
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 10-14, 18-24

Comments: Low litter, No thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full Sun

        Water: Low to moderate

        Soil: Tolerant, well drained;

        Propagation: Cuttings

         Maintenance: Minimal

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