Jamaican Lilac, Jam Lilac, Tropical Lilac
Cornutia grandifolia

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cornutia (korn-OO-tee-a) (Info)
Species: grandifolia (gran-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)

Fort Pierce, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Palm City, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Titusville, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 1, 2012, vitrsna from Colima
Mexico (Zone 11) wrote:

this plant can be easily grown from seed. the seeds look like peppercorns. using peat pellets in addition to outdoor sowing, two seedlings appeared 6 days after planting (one in a peat pellet and one outside). i soaked the seeds in warm water for 24+ hours prior to planting.

Positive

On Oct 3, 2011, FlaFlower from Titusville, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

It does go dormant in my zone 9a but it returns in the spring without issue, so I think it deserves better than a zone 10 +