Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9, but possibly Zone 6 if sited in a protected location and mulched. Grow in consistently moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soils in part shade (best with morning sun and afternoon shade). Avoid overly moist soils and drought. This shrub dislikes varied growing conditions.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||2.00 to 4.00 feet
||April to September
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Serissa should be repotted during their growing season which is in spring. You should do this every 1-2 years when the tree is younger. Use a bonsai soil that holds moisture, but drains easily without remaining soggy. The leaves and roots tend to smell pretty bad when you prune them.
Serissa foetida care
Repotting: Repot the tree once every two years, the roots (just like the branches) smell when they are being pruned. Use a normal soil mixture. Propagation: Cuttings is the easiest way to propagate Serissa trees.
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||30 to 40 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Serissa foetida special feature
Compact hedge. Border fronts. Foundations. Path edgings. Containers. Popular bonsai subject (gnarled trunk, evergreen leaves and frequent bloom).
Serissa foetida uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose