Randia sp. Joseph Fondeur or Randia as it is commonly known as is a large shrub or a small tree native to Peru Lake Sandoval. It has an upright growth pattern, reaching a height of 5-10 feet in the shrub form and 10-20 feet when it is trained into a tree. It is best grown in semi-shaded areas and prefers regular watering.
In the summer months, Randia is known for its gorgeous white and off-white flowers that bloom during the warmer season. Interestingly, the trumpet-like blooms are unusually colored in chartreuse with splashes of burgundy. The light green corrugated leaves are also quite eye catching.
USDA Zone 9-11 is the ideal environment for growing this unusual tree. Colder regions may still be able to accommodate Randia, but extra care must be taken. When growing Randia in a pot in colder regions, the container should be raised off the ground to allow drainage.