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  Russelia equisetiformis 'Salmon'
  Family Name : Scrophulariaceae

  Synonyms : Russelia equisetiformis 'Salmon Pink'

 
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Trailing)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Multi-branched subshrub, able to grow up to about 1 - 1.5 m tall and with a spread of 2 - 4 m wide.
      Foliage: Leaves are reduced to small scale-like leaflets, bright green, ovate to elliptic.
      Stems: Branches start out erect and bend over as they grow longer, giving it a weeping form.
      Flowers: Slender, pinkish-orange, tubular flowers measuring about 2.5 cm long, borne on the tip of branches resembling firecrackers, usually in 1 - 3 flowered clusters.
      Etymology :
      Genus Russelia is named after Dr Alexander Russell (1715 - 1768), a Scottish naturalist and author of Natural History of Aleppo russellianus. Species equisetiformis refers to the plant having a horsetail like habit.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Landscape Uses :
      Container Planting, Hanging Basket
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Bird-Attracting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Pink
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence

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