Sun-Opener, Sinicuichi
Heimia salicifolia

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Heimia (HEIM-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: salicifolia (sal-iss-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Synonym:Nesaea salicifolia

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Chandler, Arizona

San Francisco, California

Ventura, California

Gainesville, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.