Jatropha integerrima is an evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy leaves and clusters of star-shaped flowers that bloom constantly all year long. The plant has a rounded or narrow domed form and gets up to 10' tall with a slightly smaller spread. It naturally grows as a multi stemmed shrub but can be pruned into a single trunk to create a small tree effect. The leaves are extremely variable; some are elliptic or oval, and others on the same plant will have prominent pointed lobes. The normal flower color is an intense scarlet red, but 'Pink Princess' is a cultivar featuring soft bubblegum-pink flowers.
This jatropha is tolerant of a wide variety of soils so long as they are well-drained. It blooms on the current year's growth, so it can be pruned at any time of the year. It handles pruning well and can be kept to shrub size, trained to a tree form or used in espalier. Full sun is best but it will tolerate light shade. It is drought tolerant but looks better with regular watering.
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