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Tricalysia junodii, Empogona kirkii, Tricalysia

Tricalysia junodii, Empogona kirkii

Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Africa and Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Rare shrub from South Africa with white flowers. Flowers bell-shaped in 1-5 flowered clusters, borne on distinct axillary stalks, appearing before or with the new leaves. Corolla white, often tinged pink with long, fluffy hairs in the throat. Fruit almost round, crowned with the remains of the calyx, hairy black when ripe. Very curious flower!

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