University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Ornamentals

Ixora (Ixora spp.)

Ixora is an upright, erect, much branched evergreen shrub which can grow 10 to 15 feet in height. The simple, opposite, leaves are whorled, oblong, and up to four inches long. They are leathery and pliable with short petioles. Flowers are borne on dense corymbs and they have four to five petals which may be colored red, pink, or yellow.