Fragrant Ixora
Ixora odorata

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Species: odorata (oh-dor-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Coral/Apricot

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Hana, Hawaii

Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 6, 2005, einaudi from Hana, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Ixora odorata, as the specific name implies, produces very aromatic flowers on a grand scale. The flowers are the best part of this plant: spherical star-bursts 10-12" across in shades of pink, white and lemon yellow. As with other Ixoras in Hawaii, these plants are susceptible to scale and aphids, which I control with Neem spray.