Botanical Name: Justicia californica 'Yellow'
 Common Name: Golden Chuparosa
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Average

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Tropical, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

 

Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Patio, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Screen, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Kathleen Moore

  • Description

  • Notes

Semievergreen shrub grows at a moderate rate to 4' x 4'. Leaves are gray-green and drop off if plant is drought stressed. Tubular yellow flowers appear winter to spring and are frequented by hummingbirds. This plant would make a good informal hedge. No thorns.
Frost tolerant to 25 F. Look for Justicia californica which offers red flowers.