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Ochna serrulata

Mickey mouse plant

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green

Description

Ochna serrulata (Mickey mouse plant). This shrub will grow up to 2.4m with an open habit it will produce narrow, glossy mid-green leaves. The spring flowers are butter yellow and are followed in the summer by red and black fruits.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Bird's eye bush

Origin

S.Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and fruits.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

You can grow them in full sun in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Any pruning should be done during the spring.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in the spring or from cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites may be problematic.

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