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Guettarda speciosa, Beach Gardenia, Zebra Wood

Guettarda speciosa

Beach Gardenia, Zebra Wood
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Tropical Pacific
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Guettarda speciosa has fragrant white flowers, and large green prominently-veined leaves. The fragrance is similar to, though weaker than, the commonly grown exotic gardenia. Flowers are followed by small globular hard fruits to 1" in diameter.

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