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Lantana camara Landmark™ Citrus (Bigleaf Lantana)


Vigorous, Lantana camara 'Landmark Citrus' (Bigleaf Lantana) is a sun-loving evergreen shrub forming a large bushy mound of dark green foliage which gets abundantly covered with brightly colored flower clusters, 2 in. wide (5 cm), from late spring to fall. Blooming continuously for months in a warm combination of tangerine and lemon, the blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The ovate, toothed, wrinkled leaves are aromatic (pungent scent) when bruised. This Lantana is a tough, resilient plant valued for its long season of reliable bloom. 

  • Grows up to 15-20 in. high (37-50 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Lantana is tolerant of all soil types (including poor soils) provided they are well drained and slightly acid.
  • Thrives in extreme heat, humidity and drought. Lantana is salt tolerant, making it an excellent choice for plantings near the beach.
  • Deer resistant
  • Great for beds and borders, wall-side borders, banks and slopes, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, Mediterranean gardens or in containers.
  • May be subject to powdery mildew if grown in shade. Root rot can be a problem if soil is poorly drained or plants are watered too frequently. Mites can be a problem, especially if plants are very dry.
  • Prune back plants after first flowering to shape and to encourage additional bud growth.
  • Highly toxic if ingested.
  • Lantana camara species is native to Central and South America. It has been introduced to most of the tropics and subtropics as a hedge plant and has since been reported as extremely weedy and invasive in many countries. In addition to this, it increases the risk of fire, is poisonous to livestock and is a host for numerous pests and diseases.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.
  • Discover beautiful U.S. native plant alternatives.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lantana
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lantana
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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