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Giant Red Ixora
Ixora casei

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Species: casei

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

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

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 13, 2007, Islandshari from Kwajalein
Marshall Islands (Zone 11) wrote:

Ixora casei can be differentiated from I. coccinea by the longer flowers, a more intense color, and longer, darker leaves with an acute base. The leaves are generally pointed rather than somewhat rounded on the I.coccinea. A native of Micronesia, this is a very showy shrub, among the largest of the ornamental Ixoras. Easy to care for, as long as it is kept watered, perpetual blooms and a strong, glossy foliage.