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Tabernaemontana orientalis, Ervatamia orientalis, Ervatamia pubescens, Ervatamia floribunda, Banana Bush, Native Gardenia

Tabernaemontana orientalis, Ervatamia orientalis, Ervatamia pubescens, Ervatamia floribunda

Banana Bush, Native Gardenia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Small to medium size shrub with lanceolate simple leaves, edges slightly undulate, to 3" long, plant foliage and stems exude white latex when damaged. Specimens growing in too bright light tend to have yellowy foliage, while as an understory plant in the forest it has darker green leaves. Jasmine-like white pin-wheeled fragrant flowers, 5 petals with long tips fusing to form tube, regularly symmetrical. Fruit is pairs of orange-yellow fused banana shaped capsules, similar to other species.

Tabernaemontana orientalis is deciduous when temperature drops below 65F.

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This small tree, with its unusual fruits, is excellent for gardeners wanting to bring nature back into their garden. It attracts birds, insects and small mammals into your garden. The tree prefers full to semi-shade, but can withstand a certain amount of sunlight. It requires a moderate amount of water. This tree is frost sensitive, preferring more tropical areas with mild winters. It can easily be grown from seed and grows relatively fast.
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