Leatherstem (Jatropha dioica var. dioica)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches (46-61cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Sangre de Drago leaves and branch

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