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Pistol Bush

Justicia adhatodoides

Also known as

Uthabe, Lothabe, Snake bush

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1m

2m

Min

70cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pistol Bush Overview

A fast-growing, late summer-flowering shrub for semi-shade or sun, with showy and fragrant white flowers that show up well against its glossy dark green foliage. For many years it was known as Duvernoia adhatodoides. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga.

How to propagate Pistol Bush

Seed

Ate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Softwood or greenwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Special features of Pistol Bush

Attracts birds

Attractive flowers

Wind break

Hedge plant

Other uses of Pistol Bush

Grown for their flowers.

Other uses