Ixora stricta (เข็มเชียงใหม่)

Ixora_strictaThe Ixora stricta come from the large botanical family Rubiaceae.

They are native to India and tropical Africa, the genus contains over 400 species. Ixora stricta are a very colourful, robust and popular flowering shrub.

The Ixora stricta grow quickly and to a good size, consisting of small, pointed green leaves and very distinctive bright pink and orange flowers, which form into lots of tightly packed clusters.

They are popularly employed as garden or border hedges due to their tenacity and toughness, they enjoy humid temperatures and full sun, but will need fairly regular trimming if you want them to keep to any formal shape.

They are excellent decorative ground cover for larger garden scapes, around large rocks and clusters of trees.

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