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Trailing Lantana
Scientific Name: Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq.
Synonym: Lantana sellowiana
Family: Verbenaceae
Trailing Lantana (Lantana  montevidensis) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-30
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Half hardy in Phoenix, foliage damaged at 25 F (-4 C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade. Tolerates reflective heat.

Origin: Argentina, South America

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial, up to 1 foot tall (30 cm), 6 feet in spread (1.8 m). It can become invasive.

Watering Needs: Infrequent deep watering

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, layering

Lantana berries are poisonous.
The Trailing Lantana is a common vision in Phoenix landscapes. It is very well adapted to the extreme temperatures and is covered with blue flowers year around (there is a white variety). Its dark green foliage has a characteristic fragrance.

Trailing Lantana (Lantana  montevidensis)

Trailing Lantana (Lantana  montevidensis)

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Generally propagated by cuttings because seedlings take a long time to bloom. Use hard wood cuttings in the fall to have young plants in spring.

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