The Thai Snow Ixora is a rare and lesser known Ixora... more
Ixora x variegata Thai Snow
The Thai Snow Ixora is a rare and lesser known Ixora Hybrid from Thailand. It has small rounded leaves glossy medium to deep green leaves that vary from splashed and speckled with white variegation to almost solid creamy white new growth. The growth habit is semi-dwarf, maturing at around 2 feet with and a dense, tight, growth habit. It blooms in clusters of fragrant, white, star shaped florets beginning in early summer. The flowers are nectar rich and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Its best and most interesting feature however is the variegated foliage and slower growth habit. This is one makes especially nice potted plants and works well as in light shade to brighten and add texture. Strikingly pretty variegated leaves vary from being lightly mottled and sprinkled cream on the older to leaves to near solid creamy white barely dusted with emerald green.