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Justicia aconitiflora

Common names: Yellow pistol bush, Lemon pistol bush, Duvernoia aconitiflora (E); Geelpistoolbos (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree

Justicia aconitiflora

SEMI-DECIDUOUS

SEMI-SHADE

SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

3m x 3m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Justicia aconitiflora

DESCRIPTION

A small shrub or small tree with dense dark green foliage. It bears showy pale yellow flowers which are marked with purple in the throat. The fruit is a club-shaped capsule which explodes to release its seeds.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Sunbirds visit the flowers regularly.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately throughout the year.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance. The shrub may be pruned to remove dead and dry branches or to shape occasionally.
LANDSCAPING USES
Fantastic screening plant for a shady section.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Tropical, Woodland
FOLIAGE
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests.

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