Ixora coccinea from Melissa, SC

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This is a plant sent to the funeral for a friend….it has opposite leaves and a cluster of small orange/yellow flowers. Purchased fro a local Lowe’s.

Hi Melissa,

these flowers seem to be Ixora coccinea ‘Maui sunset’ a nice ornamental shrub grown for its flowers. Ixora, a tropical to semitropical plant,  has quite a few varieties in several colors including red and white and peach.  It is in the coffee family, Rubiaceae.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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