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Pentagonia sp., Pentagonia
Pentagonia macrophylla

Pentagonia sp.

Pentagonia
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: South America, Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowersEdible

Pentagonia (Pentagonia sp.) is a large shrub or small tree, growing to 5-10 feet tall, native to South America and Central America. Pentagonia features glossy large green leaves to 2 feet in length, and white or off-white flowers, measuring 2 inches long with a width of 1 inch. Depending on the species, the flowers may also come in yellow or orange. Pentagonia is a great choice for gardeners in USDA Zones 9-11, as it can survive colder temperatures.

The edible fruit of Pentagonia measures up to 3 inches in size and are clustered near the tips of the branches. Not only are the fruits sweet and juicy, but they are also full of nutrients and can provide many health benefits. Depending on the variety, Pentagonia may produce several fruits a year. The fruits of Pentagiona can be used in a variety of ways including jams, jellies, and syrups.

In order to ensure that your Pentagonia thrives, it needs to be grown in a spot with full sun, or semi-shade. Additionally, it should be watered regularly and in well drained soil. For gardeners in colder regions, Pentagonia can be grown in a pot and brought indoors when temperatures drop.


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