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Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana (tree form)

Lantana camara 'Luscious Citrus Blend (tree form)'

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Luscious Citrus Blend Lantana (tree form) (Lantana camara 'Luscious Citrus Blend (tree form)') at DeWayne's

Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana (tree form) in bloom

Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana (tree form) in bloom

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Group/Class:  Luscious Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

This variety produces a vibrant display of red, orange, and yellow tones in the form of a small tree; heat and drought tolerant; great for beds, borders, and containers

Ornamental Features

Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana (tree form) features showy cymes of red flowers with orange overtones and yellow centers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. It has green foliage. The fuzzy pointy leaves remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana (tree form) is an evergreen tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana (tree form) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana (tree form) will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Lantana (tree form) is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features