Kopsia Fruticosa (Pink Kopsia)

Pink Kopsia

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Description

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Kopsia Fruticosa (Pink Kopsia) is a  small shade tree or tall bush. With shiny evergreen leaves, and leathery texture narrowly elliptical in shape; usually up to 9 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. Additionally, it tends to display bunches of star-pale pink stars (flowers) with a red throat or eye; resembling those of Madagascar periwinkle. Moreover, it is important to note that direct sun speeds flowering. Finally, fruits are pubescent, ellipsoidal, solitary, and up to 1 inch long.

Furthermore, Kopsia Fruticosa (Pink Kopsia) prefers neutral soils and grows at a moderate rate but should be well-watered; and it is important to keep in mind that it does not respond well to pruning.

Besides it is hardy to 32* f and it propagated by softwood cuttings, with difficulty, and/or by air layering and seed. Often planted in groups for accent, suitable for coastal and seaside locations thanks to its high salt tolerance; also perfect for courtyards, and civic centers. And definitely an excellent specie for large planters and pots. Pink Kopsia adds a splash of color to any garden. Kopsia is grown in Asia for its medicinal properties. Its fruit should not be eaten and the sap avoided; kopsia is related to oleander which has poisonous bark.

Additional information

Common Name

Pink Kopsia

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native

Origin

Malaysia

Flowering Season

Spring-Summer

Salt Tolerance

High Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

Moderate Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Moderate Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun to Bright Shade

Flower Color

Pink

Shape

Wide

Plant Type

Evergreen, Flowering

Gallons

25 gal., 25 gal. bush, 50 gal., 50 gal. bush, 65 gal., 65 gal. bush, 100 gal., 100 gal . bush, 200 gal., 200 gal. bush, 300 gal., 300 gal. bush