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Gmelina philippensis, Hedgehog, Parrot's Beak, Ching-chai

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Gmelina philippensis

Hedgehog, Parrot's Beak, Ching-chai
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Malaya, Malaysia, India, Philippine Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

An extraordinary round shrub with pendant branches, large long leaves and exotic flowers comprised of yellow blossoms which emerge at the end of a tube-like structure of overlapping bracts. The flower resembles parrot's beak. Large yellow pod contains 1 seed. Sow seed in standard potting mix with good drainage. Grow in full light, water freely and feed once a month. Related species - Gmelina Arborea. These are tropical plants, can be deciduous in cooler climates.

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