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Feretia aeruginescens, Red-leaved Medlar

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Feretia aeruginescens
Family: Rubiaceae
Red-leaved Medlar
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, 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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