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Lantana camara Landmark™ Citrus (Bigleaf Lantana)

Lantana Landmark Citrus, Lantana camara, Mediterranean plants, Mediterranean shrubs, Yellow flowers, Bicolor flowers
Lantana Landmark Citrus, Lantana camara, Mediterranean plants, Mediterranean shrubs, Yellow flowers, Bicolor flowers

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. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses, toxic to humans.
  • 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 - 11
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 Verbenaceae
Genus Lantana
Common names Lantana, Shrub Verbena
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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Lantana camara (Bigleaf Lantana)
Lantana involucrata (Buttonsage)
Lantana urticoides (Texas Lantana)
Lantana montevidensis (Trailing Lantana)
Lantana camara Landmark™ Peach Sunrise (Bigleaf Lantana)
Lantana Lucky™ Lemon Glow (Bigleaf Lantana)

Recommended Companion Plants

Gomphrena globosa ‘Fireworks’ (Globe Amaranth)
Dahlia ‘Gerrie Hoek’
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Prairie Sun’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
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 Verbenaceae
Genus Lantana
Common names Lantana, Shrub Verbena
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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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