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It is an evergreen shrub of the Solanaceae family that produces loose clusters of flowers gradually changing from yellow to red as they develop, resulting in an overall appearance resembling orange marmalade found in open woodlands of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
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Streptosolen jamesonii Plant
Description for Streptosolen jamesonii
Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Streptosolen is a genus of flowering plants with a single species, Streptosolen jamesonii, the marmalade bush.
Common name(s): Marmalade Bush
Flower colours: Red
Bloom time: April to May
Max reachable height: 8 to 20 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Before you plant, be sure that you choose varieties proven in your climate. When in doubt, All-America Rose Selections winners are good bets. Or check with your local nursery.If you order plants from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest).
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 7 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Streptosolen jamesonii
Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds. Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.Late in the season, stop deadheading rugosas so that hips will form on the plants.
Typical uses of Streptosolen jamesonii
Special features: A classic hedgerow plant that is virtually impenetrable due to its formidable thorns. Makes an excellent hedge, particularly for remote or uncommonly frequented areas of the landscape.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.