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Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant

meanie

By Meanie


Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant (Ochna serrulata (Birds Eye Bush))

Seeds forming on a Clerodendrum (speciosissum I think) at Oxfords botanic gardens.
Edited now. Delonix has identified it as Ochna serrulata!



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its like a christmas present!

3 May, 2011

 

It would be a nice present if I could lay my hands on some from somewhere.

3 May, 2011

 

a present from google maybe??

3 May, 2011

 

Not as easy to find seeds in the UK as I thought......

3 May, 2011

 

you would think in these days of global selling it shouldnt be a problem?

im sure you will have already seen these ~ im not sure its the right plant tho??

http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item.php?id=369

3 May, 2011

 

that's lovely..

3 May, 2011

 

That is a different one Sticki - check it out below. It also leaves blue seeds after flowering, but is pretty damned hardy too! I'm considering this one for the shady corner.

http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pl_id=1187&fromplants=pl_id%3D1185

3 May, 2011

 

Thank you Surreylad!

3 May, 2011

 

looks nice ~ blue seeds sound very attractive

3 May, 2011

 

This is the C.trichtomum in Oxfords botanic garden.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/173743-clerodendrum-trichotomum-fargesii/member/meanie

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/171898-clerodendrum-trichotomum-fargesii/member/meanie

3 May, 2011

 

i can see why you like it ~ its fascinating ~ grown against a wall for warmth and protection??

3 May, 2011

 

It's growing against a NW facing wall. Said to be hardy down to minus 15c.

3 May, 2011

 

Hey Meanie:

This sure looks like Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant. My neighbor has a lot of these and they pop up in my yard all the time (from the birds).

20 May, 2011

 

Thanks top man! I couldn't find the tag underneath all the growth, and took a punt!
Will have to edit now.....

21 May, 2011

 

Meanie:

You're welcome. :>)

This plant make a good potted plant because it grows slowly.

21 May, 2011

 

I'm much too impatient!

22 May, 2011

 

Meanie:

This is a very strange shrub...sometimes it grows painfully slow...and other times it grows pretty quickly. I think if it receives a lot of water and fertilizer it can grow quickly.

22 May, 2011



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