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Shrub Vinca, Pink Kopsia, Kopsia Merah, Pink Gardenia
Kopsia fruticosa

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Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kopsia (KOPS-ee-a) (Info)
Species: fruticosa (froo-tih-KOH-suh) (Info)
Synonym:Cerbera fruticosa

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

North Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 10, 2009, kiloa from Miami, FL wrote:

Generally blooms year round. I've just bought one, in Miami, so it's too early really to report on, although this shrub looks great (full of flowers) at Fairchild Gardens (Coral Gables, FL). One source recommends full sun, rich soil and frequent watering for best results and to go light on pruning it. It is a slow grower (less than 4" per year).