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Fiddlewood

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By Bernieh


Fiddlewood (Citharexylum spinosum)

Our fiddlewood tree is now about 12 metres tall and in spring it is covered with beautiful white sprays of perfumed flowers. It is stunning. Originally a West Indian native tree I think.



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I love white flowers.
Even better knowing that it has such lovely perfume.
Welcome to GoY. Enjoy :o)

15 Jan, 2009

 

Spectacular perfume on a hot summer night.

15 Jan, 2009

 

The flowers remind me a lot of the durante repens. Are they related?

15 Jan, 2009

 

Tasteyg, I believe the botanic name for the Fiddlewood tree is Citharexylum Spinosum. I do have a Durante in the garden and its purple flowers look exactly like these white ones, you're right. I will post a photo of that as well.

15 Jan, 2009



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