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Bontia daphnoides


Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Myoporaceae
            Genus: Bontia
                        Specie: Bontia daphnoides

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Unusual 2-lipped orange flower; bright green foliage

Uses: Tropical gardens Seaside gardens

Zones: 9-12

Description: The common name of this, the sole species of Bontia, is Spanish for ?clown mangrove? and may refer to the curious shape of the flower, as well as to its saline coastal habitats. It is a shrub or small tree of up to about 20 ft tall with a broad cro

Growth Habit: Erect habit with broad crown

Comments: Rare outside native region

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