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    Ixora 'Maui'

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    Maui Ixora (Ixora 'Maui') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Maui Ixora flowers

    Maui Ixora flowers

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    Height:  3 feet

    Spread:  3 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  9b

    Description:

    This variety is a dependable year-round bloomer for warm southern climates; red or yellow flowers are held in large ball shaped clusters; excellent for containers or along walkways

    Ornamental Features

    Maui Ixora features showy red ball-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from late winter to late fall. It has attractive green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Maui Ixora is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Maui Ixora is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Maui Ixora will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

    This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

    Maui Ixora makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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