Ixora coccinea

COMMON NAME

Jungle geranium or Flame of the Woods

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Rubiaceae

NOTES

A rounded evergreen shrub that that typically grows to 4-6' (less frequently to 10') tall.  Woody stems are clad with opposite, leathery, elliptic to oblong, glossy, dark green leaves (each to 4" long). Tubular, 4-petaled, bright red flowers bloom in clusters (each to 5" wide). Primary bloom is in summer, but sporadic bloom occurs throughout the year.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to Southern India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

NATIVE HABITAT

Found in a wide variety of habitats

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

tropical.theferns.info



Ixora coccinea