Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



Ixora species, hybrids and cultivars

Family: Rubiaceae

Flower colours include whites, yellows, oranges, reds and pinks. There are a multitude of cultivars available which come and go from nurseries, although you will almost always find the old favourite 'Prince of Orange' for sale also.

Tropical gardens: Dramatic flowers and hot colours are great for providing flower colour in tropical gardens

Other Styles: Ixoras would also work also work in a traditional-style mixed shrub border.

Ixoras will grow in subtropical South East Queensland, although really good plants are not often seen in home gardens. In future updates of this page, some of the factors which might help us to grow better ixoras will be explored.

More information on the major species and cultivars commonly grown will also come to this page.

Meanwhile, check out the links below.

Where to buy Ixora in Qld


You should also be able to find some Ixora plants for sale in most garden centres in the tropical and subtropical parts of Qld.

More Online Information

The following are for general information, research and ideas. Some species or cultivars referred to in international publications may be unavailable in Australia
Prince Of Orange (Ixora chinensis Prince of Orange) At "Grow Me Instead" (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Ixora chinensis 'Prince of Orange' The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Ixora coccinea University of Florida, USA (PDF)
Ixora for South Florida University of Florida
Ixora coccinea - Jungle Geranium Cal's Plant of the Week, University of Oklahoma
Ixora in your landscape Charlotte County UF/IFAS Extension Service, Florida (Word Doc)
Make Room On Patios For Ixora And Croton Mississippi State University
Visual Symptoms of Plant Nutrient Deficiencies in Nursery and Landscape Plants Picture of iron deficiency in Ixora. University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Manganese Deficiency in Ixora (Ixora coccinea) A photograhic illustration. University of Florida NutDef Plant Nutrient Deficiency Database
Manganese Deficiency in Ixora (Ixora coccinea) Another photograhic. University of Florida NutDef Plant Nutrient Deficiency Database
Green coffee scale (hosts include ixora) Queensland Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries (via Internet Archive's Wayback Machine)
Grafting Dwarf Ixora Standards Article abstract, Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society Vol. 47
Ixora species, gorgeously colorful! Some general information plus pictures of some ixora cultivars at John&Jacq~s Garden blog, Malaysia
Garden surprises in June 2009 including Ixora coccinea 'Dwarf Red', John&Jacq~s Garden, Malaysia
Ixora pink (Ixora coccinea) Flowers of India
Ixora red (Ixora coccinea) Flowers of India
Ixora yellow (Ixora coccinea) Flowers of India
Rosy Ixora (Ixora elongata) Flowers of India
Small Flowered Ixora (Ixora pavetta) Flowers of India
Gorbale (Ixora brachiata) Flowers of India


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Ixora Prince Of Orange



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