Ixora species at Aspley
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Ixora are one of the most colourful
flowering screen and hedge plants available. Most will grow in sun or shade and
have flowers in massed heads throughout the year.
There are four varieties of Ixora that have proved the most popular
- Iora Prince of Orange It grows about 2m and prefers semi
shaded positions. It bears masses of long lasting orange heads of flower.
- Ixora Orange dwarf syn 'Maui" Probably the most
popular as it only grows about one metre and has masses of orange flowers in
spring and summer. The original name is Maui
- Ixora yellow dwarf syn "Maui yellow' Very similar
in habit to orange dwarf but it has golden flowers. Not as robust as the
orange form. The original name is Maui Yellow
- Ixora Pink
Malay Grows to
about one metre with a more open habit than the other Ixora and has large
heads of soft pink flower. Prefers shade.
Sunshine The dwarf form of Ixora that grows to 500mm with finer leaves and foliage
with yellow clusters of flowers. An orange form of this dwarf ixora
Twilight Glow is also available seasonally.
is a photo of Ixora orange dwarf at my home. The hedge is about 6 years old
and is on the southern side of a Syzygium Elite hedge. It flowers for about
three months of the year and requires only light pruning after flowering.
During summer most of the hedge is in full sun and in
winter part shade.
I find it very easy to maintain, I lightly prune it
every 4 months (excluding when buds are set and that's about it