SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: University of Miami - Miami, FL and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
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).
Additional Common Names
SPICY JATROPHA, PEREGRINA
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).
Bark Light Green, Exfoliating.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 13 and 21 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Jatropha integerrima Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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