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Ochna integerrima, Ochna thomasiana, Vietnamese Mickey Mouse Plant, Hoa Mai, Mai Vang, Hoang Mai

Ochna integerrima, Ochna thomasiana

Vietnamese Mickey Mouse Plant, Hoa Mai, Mai Vang, Hoang Mai
Family: Ochnaceae
Origin: SE Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The most celebrated flower in Vietnam, Ochna integerrima blooms profusely on the occasion of 'Tet', the Vietnamese New Year. A must for exotic plant collection, this is a rather slow growing, medium size shrub that can be trained into miniature tree. In winter the plant is covered with pretty bright yellow flowers, believed to bring good luck and prosperity. They are followed by cute shiny black berries on bright red sepals that resemble the face of Mickey Mouse. The plant is easy to grow and relatively cold hardy (to light freeze).

O. integerrima differs by having wider leaves with bristle-bearing margins rather than sharp teeth of narrow-leaved O. serrulata.

Hybrid variety Ochna Alba (Vietnamese name 'Bach Mai' meaning literally 'White Ochna') is very rare and does not produce seeds.

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Ochna integerrima (thomasiana) - Vietnamese Mickey Mouse plant, Hoa Mai

Vietnamese Mickey Mouse plant, Hoa Mai, Mai Vang. Traditional Vietnamese New Year plant. The spectacular yellow flowers of this plant make it very popular in southern Vietnam, where the plant is purchased during Lunar New Year.
In Vietnamese, the variety of O. integerrima whose flowers have five petals is called Mai Vang (yellow mai), whereas Mai Nui (mountain mai) flowers have between five and nine petals.
A must for exotic plant collection, this is a rather slow growing, medium size shrub that can be trained into miniature tree. In winter the plant is covered with pretty bright yellow flowers, believed to bring good luck and prosperity. They are followed by cute shiny black berries on bright red sepals that resemble the face of Mickey Mouse. The plant is easy to grow and relatively cold hardy (to light freeze).
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Ochna serrulata, Ochna multiflora, Ochna atropurpurea, Mickey Mouse Plant, Bird's Eye Bush, Small-leaved plane, Carnival bush

Ochna serrulata, Ochna multiflora, Ochna atropurpurea

Mickey Mouse Plant, Bird's Eye Bush, Small-leaved plane, Carnival bush
Family: Ochnaceae
Origin: southern Africa
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This plant has beautiful fragrant yellow flowers in spring) and very attractive fruits. These are shiny black and berry-like, suspended below bright-red sepals in a way that resembles the face of Mickey Mouse, hence the common name Mickey Mouse bush. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. The ripe fruits are eaten by birds. Leaves with sharp teeth are long and narrow, unlike another variety, Ochna integerrima, which leaves are more oval and smooth.





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Ochna sp., Carnival bush
Ochna mossambicensis

Ochna sp.

Carnival bush
Family: Ochnaceae
Origin: southern Africa
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow, orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Species and varieties:

Ochna integerrima

Ochna kirkii

Ochna mossambicensis

(Birds Eye Bush, Mozambique)

Ochna serrulata





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Ouratea theophrasta, Ouratea gigantophylla, Ouratea

Ouratea theophrasta, Ouratea gigantophylla

Ouratea
Family: Ochnaceae
Origin: South America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowers



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