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Oemleria cerasiformis


Oemleria cerasiformis (Oemleria cerasiformis (Indian Plum))

This shrub always flowers early.



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This is pretty Spritz ,never came across one of these shrubs before .....

3 Apr, 2010

 

Me neither its lovely........

3 Apr, 2010

 

I suppose it's rather unusual. I saw one in a garden up the lane and found out what it was. I haven't seen one anywhere else.

3 Apr, 2010

 

How dainty, that is very sweet.

3 Apr, 2010

 

:->)

3 Apr, 2010

 

is it scented? it looks as if it should be.

3 Apr, 2010

 

Oh I really like that one Spritz, not seen it before, it's now on my favourites and I'm going to have to look for one LOL

4 Apr, 2010

 

Snap!!!!!...does it get very big?....Is it evergreen?

4 Apr, 2010

 

No, it's deciduous - but it's the first shrub to show any green in late winter /early spring, followed quickly by the flowers. One word of warniing - it walks..... I don't think it has a scent...it's up on my bank and hard to get to!

Height? About 4 - 5 '.

4 Apr, 2010

 

Quite enchanting!

4 Apr, 2010

 

Don't you think the flowers would make good earrings?

4 Apr, 2010

 

Ooh yes....I could do with some new "danglies".....lol :-)

4 Apr, 2010

 

Yes, they would.

4 Apr, 2010

 

This is lovely Spritz...really dainty flowers.............

4 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks! Earrings, anyone? lol.

4 Apr, 2010

 

Yes please... I'd love earrings like this! What a shame they have no scent, or they would be perfect!!

4 Apr, 2010

 

LOL. I think I'd better start taking orders!

4 Apr, 2010

 

Me too please. :o))

7 Apr, 2010

 

well I think you'd do a roaring trade Spritz :)))

7 Apr, 2010

 

LOL. I saw some silver 'fuchsia' earrings once, and they were really pretty, Grindle!

7 Apr, 2010

 

Beautiful shrub B! It looks a bit tender? Never heard of it before - a great find!

7 Apr, 2010

 

They look like miniature wedding bells!!

7 Apr, 2010

 

Do you get Indian Plums on it, Spritz?

7 Apr, 2010

 

No - definitely hardy, Karen, I'm glad to say!

I like that one, Gg - wedding bells! :-)

Nope, Wagger. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with them, anyway...are you? lol.

7 Apr, 2010

 

Apparently Native Americans ate them. There's a picture of them on wikipedia - I'll try to get some this year and let you know what they're like, lol.

Oops, just looked at Plants for a Future and it says this - Although no specific mention has been found for this plant. it belongs to a family where the leaves, seed (and sometimes also the fruit) often contain significant amounts of hydrogen cyanide. This is the toxin that gives almonds their characteristic flavour and it should only be eaten in very small quantities. Since the fruit of this species is said to have almond-scented fruit it would be unwise to eat a large quantity of it. In small quantities, hydrogen cyanide has been shown to stimulate respiration and improve digestion, it is also claimed to be of benefit in the treatment of cancer. In excess, however, it can cause respiratory failure and even death.
Perhaps I won't bother ! ! !

7 Apr, 2010

 

Yep....can I put my order in for a pair please..;o))

7 Apr, 2010

 

Very interesting Wagger! B, does it have a lot of flowers? It is very beautiful and looks quite 'exotic'. I've taken a fancy to it!.....typical!! lol

7 Apr, 2010

 

Yes, Janey - but not the fruit from what Wagger says! :-(((

7 Apr, 2010

 

Karen, the one in the garden up the lane has been in for years, and it's spread into a kind of 'thicket', with lots and lots of flowers. Mine is I think 2 years old, but it has a number of flowers this year. More than its first year, anyway! :-)

7 Apr, 2010

 

I read it has almond scented fruit, but what do the flowers smell like? Such nice flowers, such lovely leaves. It almost looks like you have a tropical plant there Spritzhenry. It's beautiful.

8 Apr, 2010

 

I'll try to remember to sniff it tomorrow, M. I have no idea! It is a lovely shrub, though. I'm hoping that mine will spread like the one up the lane has.

8 Apr, 2010

 

Very unusual plant and information given very interesting. I wouldn't try the fruit though!!!!

9 Apr, 2010

 

I didn't even know it had any fruit, Linda! I won't eat it if any does appear - don't worry about that!

9 Apr, 2010

 

Wagger mentioned about fruit, I wasn't trying to be clever Spritz. I learn a lot from other gardeners on this site.

9 Apr, 2010

 

Yes - I saw.

I agree - I learn something new every day, Linda!

9 Apr, 2010



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