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Heteropterys salicifolia/Brazilian Gold Shrub

Heteropterys salicifolia / Heteropterys salicifolia
Flowers and foliage
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Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Heteropterys salicifolia
Common Name: Brazilian Gold Shrub
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Flowers and fruit set at the same time and are present for extended periods of time. The yellow flowers attract gulf fritillary butterflies. The seeds look like the samaras of maple trees. Easy to grow and requires little care.