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Justicia adhatodoides

Common names: Pistol Bush, Duvernoia adhatodoides (E); Lothabe (Z); Pistoolbos (A); isiPheka (X);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree

Justicia adhatodoides

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI-SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

FRAGRANT

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

3.5m 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 adhatodoides

DESCRIPTION

A slender shrub with large dark green leaves. It bears showy fragrant white flowers streaked red at the throat. It bears brown velvety club-shaped fruits which burst open with a loud explosive sound.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Sunbirds visit the flowers regularly.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
LANDSCAPING USES
A wonderful shrub for dense shade in a forest section.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Tropical, Woodland
FOLIAGE
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests.

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