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Cutting Back Ixoras – Learn How To Prune An Ixora Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Ixora is popular in the warm climates of south and central Florida. It can grow quite large, but also handles shaping and pruning. To maintain its size and to create an appealing shape, cutting back Ixora is important and not hard to do. This article will help get you started.

How To Get Ixora Flowers: Methods For Getting Ixoras To Bloom

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Getting Ixoras to bloom may require annual feeding but, once they are established, they bloom profusely even on pruned hedges. Click the following article for some Ixora blooming tips to help your plant perform its best.

Care Of Ixora Plant: How To Grow Ixora Shrubs

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Ixora is a tropical to semi-tropical evergreen shrub. The plant is often grown as an annual in temperate and cooler climates. Get more growing info in this article.


The old South Florida favorite ixora (Ixora spp.) is a year-round flowering plant that shouldn’t be put into the old-fashioned category. This sun-loving shrub bears clusters of tubular flowers in Central and South Florida.

Sometimes called flame of the woods, ixora is a member of the Rubiacea family which includes coffee, gardenia, firecracker vine, and pentas. While using scientific names to identify plants can be helpful in avoiding confusion between common names, figuring out how to pronounce a word written in Latin can be tricky. So if you find yourself struggling remember, ixora is pronounced “icks-SORE-ah.”

Ligustrum Species

While The Southern Living Garden Book describes most selections of L. sinense as "a horrible weed in the Southeast" and "hard to kill," two selections in particular are a bit easier to deal with. L. sinense ‘Pendulum' and L. sinense ‘Variegatum' have attractive foliage and are less aggressively invasive than their relatives. Other Ligustrum species include L. amurense, L. japonicum, L. lucidum, L. ovalifolium, and L. vulgare, all of which have distinctive characteristics. Some are more popular plantings than others, while some have been banned entirely by a few Southern gardeners, including a famously grumpy one. Other selections include L. ‘Suwanee River' and L. ‘Vicaryi', the latter of which is also known as "vicary golden privet" and has bright yellow leaves.

You can find more information about Sunshine Ligustrum online and you can also purchase it online and by mail from the Southern Living Plant Collection.

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