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Feretia aeruginescens, Red-leaved Medlar

Feretia aeruginescens

Red-leaved Medlar
Family: Rubiaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Scrambling shrub or small tree with fragrant flowers. The top layer of the bark is reddish and flaking. Young branches pubescent. Leaves opposite, oblanceolate to obovate, borne on the new branches; densely reddish-brown pubescent below. Flowers white, flushed with pink, fragrant, solitary or in clusters, borne on the branches and stems. Fruits near-spherical, deep red when mature.

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