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Pseudomussaenda flava, Mussaenda lutea, Mussaenda luteola, Mussaenda glabra, Mussaenda incana, Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda

Pseudomussaenda flava, Mussaenda lutea, Mussaenda luteola, Mussaenda glabra, Mussaenda incana

Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa, Asia, and Malaysia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda (Pseudomussaenda flava) is a stunning evergreen shrub that is native to Tropical Africa, Asia, and Malaysia. It blooms bright yellow and orange flowers, drawing in butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. With its easy to care for requirements, it's a great addition to any garden.

This variety of Mussaenda comes in two sizes: a large shrub that can reach 5-10 feet tall or a smaller shrub at 2-5 feet in height depending on the variety. It prefers a location in full sun or semi-shade with moderate water, although it does not like to have soggy soil. It does well in warm months, yet can still take some light frost so is less cold-sensitive than other mussaendas.

This variety needs frequent pruning to maintain its desired shape, however regular removal of dead or damaged foliage is necessary to maximize its blooming potential. Protection from extreme winter conditions is necessary if grown in northern climates, and if it is grown in a pot, it should be brought inside in temperatures lower than 30°F.

Propagating this shrub is also easy, as it can be done through seed or cuttings. Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda is a great choice, with bright yellow blooms that are surrounded by creamy yellow bracts, large pale yellow-white sepals, and small yellow corollas. With partial to full sun and moist, freely draining soil you can't go wrong with this lively little evergreen. With its bright yellow start shaped blooms and low-maintenance care, Dwarf Yellow Mussaenda is a great addition to any garden!

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