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Jatropha Tree

Jatropha Tree from The Tree Planters
Jatropha Tree - The Tree Planters


Central Florida’s Premiere Tree Installer, The Tree Planters located in Lakeland, is your #1 source for large, rare, and exotic palms and trees. At The Tree Planters, we have installed and transplanted thousands of large trees of every variety all over Florida for over 50 years. Every tree we sell, we plant. Every tree we plant, we guarantee for One Full Year.

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We offer Free Delivery Within a 50-mile radius of Lakeland, Florida (All other delivery fees will be quoted at time of purchase), and a One-Year Guarantee on every tree planted by The Tree Planters.

The beauty of the Jatropha Tree is not only its butterfly-attracting scarlet flowers – but also that it blooms an amazing 365 days a year.


The dwarf jatropha tree (Jatropha Integerrima ‘Compacta’) is the one to buy…it stays smaller and denser and is the one most commonly sold at nurseries.


Versatile and showy, the clusters of tiny but vivid flowers stand out against deep green leaves and the small size makes it the perfect accent tree for sunny areas. This red flowering tree is actually a jatropha shrub trained to a single trunk…or you can grow it as a bush, and, as it matures, keep the base cleaned up for a multi-trunk tree look.

 This tree is a fast grower – the dwarf variety gets only 6 to 8 feet tall. It needs full to part sun and a well-drained spot.

 Jatrophas are drought-tolerant once established, preferring regular waterings with time to dry out in between. These plants can be cold-sensitive and do best in Zone 10. They’re evergreen but may lose some leaves during cold weather. Never fear – leaves or not, a jatropha will still flower non-stop.