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SPICY JATROPHA
Jatropha integerrima

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Photo Locations: University of Miami - Miami, FL and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Sap, seeds, and fruit are poisonous. Jatropha integerrima has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 0 (Low Risk).

 

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Additional Common Names

SPICY JATROPHA, PEREGRINA

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 feet.

Width: 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Red or Rose. Flowers in Spring, Summer or Fall. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Capsule.

Bark Light Green, Exfoliating.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 13 and 21 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Neutral to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Irritant and Poisonous Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Jatropha integerrima Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/jatropha-integerrima >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.