Marmalade Bush

27 May

Marmalade Bush (Streptosolen jamesonii), evergreen vining shrub, spreading to mounding growth 4-5 feet in height, easily trained to 15 ft. when treated as a vine, large clusters of yellow to orange flowers spring to fall, full sun, regular water, tip prune for bushy growth.

The Marmalade Bush is an evergreen, perennial bush from South America. It has a spreading habit and can be allowed to spill over a wall or hanging planter, or pruned to a neat, upright shape. Even without blooms it’s an attractive plant, with glossy, bright green foliage that has a ribbed appearance. The flowers appear almost all year long here in the Bay Area, with the heaviest show from spring through autumn. The 5-petaled blooms start out yellow or light-orange when they first open, then deepen to a darker-orange and red as they mature. Butterflies and birds love this plant.

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