Clark's Nursery & Landscape Plants       1370 Saint Clair Shores Rd., Naples, FL 34104       239.643.2707       Hours: M-F 7:30 - 4:30 |   SAT 8:00 - 11:00

Trees

Jatropha (Jatropha hastata)

Jatropha (Jatropha hastata)



The Jatropha can be categorized as a tropical shrub or small tree that makes a beautiful accent in any landscape. The tree is fast growing with dramatic scarlet flowers that bloom year-round. This shrub, which is native to the West Indies and especially well-known from Cuba, is a tropical evergreen with glossy leaves and gorgeous clusters of star-like bright red flowers which bloom year-round. It can grow in a rounded domed shape up to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide but it can also be pruned as a smaller hedge. The plant is tolerant of different soils and does well in full sun to partial shade. It is also drought tolerant.