Warm Climate Color
Last week, I wrote about a cold climate shrub, so I thought I’d tell you about a warm climate shrub this week. Hardy in USDA Zones 7b-10, Juiced Orange™ Jessamine can definitely handle the heat, and it looks great doing it.
In spring, Juiced Orange™ Jessamine boasts beautiful orange flowers, which have an elegant tubular shape that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Its glossy, dark green foliage and bushy habit add to the appeal. The foliage is semi-evergreen, meaning it will drop some leaves in fall but hold onto some of its outer leaves in the winter. In zone 7, it will die back to the ground in the winter and regrow from the roots, and you will still have lots of beautiful blooms to enjoy.
Juiced Orange™ Jessamine is an easy-care shrub with no need to deadhead in order to keep its vibrant orange flowers blooming through summer. It will take any well-drain soil, and it’s drought-tolerant once established. It grows 4-5’ tall and 3-4’ wide.
Juiced Orange™ Jessamine does best in full sun. It can be planted in part sun, but it won’t get as dense or flower as much as it will when planted in full sun. If desired, you can prune it to shape in the spring.
If you live somewhere warm, check out our collection of warm-climate shrubs for more inspiration, and if you experience drought in your garden, take a look at this tips for drought-tolerant gardening blog from Kristina.
Have a great weekend, and I will be back next week with another great shrub.