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Pisonia umbellifera, Bird-lime Tree, Bird Catcher Tree
Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata'

Pisonia umbellifera

Bird-lime Tree, Bird Catcher Tree
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Origin: Andaman Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata' (Map Plant) - It resembles a compact variegated rubber tree. It grows as a small tree (up to 4 meters) and produces fresh green leaves with blotches of cream color. Blooms, which appear in early summer, are open clusters of green flowers tinged with pink. The sticky fruits that follow are responsible for another common name, Bird Catcher Tree, as insects and small birds can get stuck to these fruit.

Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata' rarely exceeds a height of 3-4 feet when grown in a pot. Flowers are not produced on plants grown indoors.


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