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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
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, 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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https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/ochna_serrulata.htm