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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.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

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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Tabernaemontana ventricosa - seeds

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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Augusta rivalis, Marmelada, Purui, Trompito, Madrono, Zumbo, Guayabito de monte, Star of Belize, Alibertia

Augusta rivalis

Marmelada, Purui, Trompito, Madrono, Zumbo, Guayabito de monte, Star of Belize, Alibertia
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Amazon River Region, Brazil
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Ornamental alibertias have large slightly fragrant flowers, similar to some gardenias or keilarsenia. It is a beautiful landscape shrub that can be used for small gardens or containers. The plants bloom profisely through summer, and are easy to take care of.

One of the species is a fruit tree - Alibertia edulis. It is a small erect tree, usually only to 10-15ft high. Flowers are white, large and slightly fragrant, followed by a green fruit, similar in size and shape to the pomegranate. Its black pulp is said to resemble marmelade and quinces. Eaten fresh out of hand, or used to make jellies and sweets.





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Coffea arabica, Coffee

Coffea arabica

Coffee
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Ethiopia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

Coffee is the best gift plant and perfect house plant / container fruit tree. It grows into a beautiful dark green shrub or small tree. The white, fragrant, star-shaped flowers are clustered and resemble gardenias to which they are related. The whole fruit is edible, it is a small fleshy berry changing in color from green to yellow to red. The seeds are the actual "coffee beans" as they called, they can easily be dried, roasted and ground at home. The most common coffee is Coffea arabica; related species are Coffea robusta (Robusta Coffee) and Coffea liberica (Liberian Coffee).

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Coffee Dwarf Nanico, Coffea catura - seeds

Coffea Catura (Caturra) is native to Brazil. Despite...  more
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Coffee tree Hawaiian Mauna Loa, Coffea arabica Kona

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Coffee tree, Coffea arabica

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Coffee, Coffea arabica - seeds

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Coptosperma littorale, Tarenna littoralis, Enterospermum littorale, Coptosperma

Coptosperma littorale, Tarenna littoralis, Enterospermum littorale

Coptosperma
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

Rare plant from Gardenia family, with clusters of white fragrant flowers.



Coptosperma littorale, Tarenna littoralis, Enterospermum littorale, Coptosperma
Coptosperma littorale, Tarenna littoralis, Enterospermum littorale, Coptosperma
Coptosperma littorale, Tarenna littoralis, Enterospermum littorale, Coptosperma
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Diospyros nigra, Diospyros digyna, Diospyros obtusifolia, Black Sapote, Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Black/Chocolate Persimmon

Diospyros nigra, Diospyros digyna, Diospyros obtusifolia

Black Sapote, Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Black/Chocolate Persimmon
Family: Ebenaceae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

The Black Sapote, often called 'chocolate pudding fruit', is closely related to Persimmon. It originates from Mexico and lowlands of Central America. The plant was carried by the Spaniards to the Philippines before 1692, and eventually reached Malacca, Mauritius, Hawaii, Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In 1916-19 seeds and cuttings from Mexico and other countries of Central America were sent to the Bureau of Plant Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture. Numerous seedlings have been grown in southern California but all have been killed by low temperatures.

This rather slow growing, medium size handsome tree has deciduous, shiny, dark green leaves. The flowers, borne in the leaf axils, are tubular, white, with persistent green calyx. Some have both male and female organs, and are faintly fragrant; others are solely male and have a pronounced gardenia-like scent. The fruit is nearly round, bright-green and shiny at first. On ripening, the smooth, thin skin becomes olive-green. The pulp is glossy, dark-brown, almost black, jelly-like, soft, and very sweet. Its texture and color closely match stewed prunes. In the center, there may be a few seeds, but the fruit is often seedless.

Black Sapote pulp can be served as dessert with a little milk, sour cream or orange juice poured over it. With the addition of lemon or lime juice it can be used as a filling for pies and other pastry. It is also made into ice cream. The pulp can be blended with orange juice or brandy, or with milk and ground nutmeg, or with wine, cinnamon and sugar, and served with or without whipped cream. A foamy, delicious beverage is made by blending the pulp with canned pineapple juice. In Central America, the fermented fruits are made into a liqueur somewhat like brandy.

The plant is subtropical and can tolerate light frost, as well as short periods of flooding. It has a broad adaptability to different types of soil. In Mexico it grows naturally in dry forests or on alluvial clay near streams where it is frequently subject to flooding. It thrives on moist sandy loam, on well-drained sand or even limestone with very little top soil. These qualities makes it a perfect fruit tree for Southern Florida. Black Sapote can be propagated by seed, as well as grafting. Seedlings normally begin to fruit within only 3-4 years.





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Black Sapote tree Black Beauty, Diospyros digyna, Grafted

Grafted Black Sapote, Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Black/Chocolate Persimmon. One of the most exotic tropical fruit, sweet black pulp tastes like chocolate pudding. Cold tolerant to light freeze, flood tolerant. Fast growing tree, heavy producer. Grafted trees will start fruiting this year or next year.

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Elaeagnus pungens, Thorny Elaeagnus, Spotted Elaeagnus, Silverthorn
Elaeagnus pungens Variegata

Elaeagnus pungens

Thorny Elaeagnus, Spotted Elaeagnus, Silverthorn
Family: Elaeagnaceae
Origin: China, Japan
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Silverthorn is a huge sprawling shrub that shoots scores of long branchless stems into the air during the growing season. Leaves are green on top and covered with small brown scales, the undersides are lighter and ike the fruit and bark, the undersides are coated with silvery flecks.

These tiny flowers are cream colored, bell shaped, about 0.25 in (0.6 cm) long and are held in small clusters where the leaf joins the stem. The sweet fragrance of the flowers, reminiscent of gardenia, will delight in the autumn and winter garden.

Thorny elaeagnus is fast growing, easy to care for and tolerant of a wide variety of conditions.

Water when dry for best growth, but silverthorn is able to withstand drought even in light sandy soil. Constantly wet, soggy soil will kill.

Silverthorn responds well to pruning and makes an excellent evergreen hedge and barrier. It is often planted along highways and is useful in controlling soil erosion. This adaptable plant is tolerant of salt spray and so is a good choice for coastal locations. In cooler climates, silverthorn is grown in containers and moved indoors when winter approaches.





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Gardenia hydrophila, Kailarsenia hygrophila, Mok Luang, Candlestick plant

Gardenia hydrophila, Kailarsenia hygrophila

Mok Luang, Candlestick plant
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Thailand
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

In Thai this charming plant goes by the same name as Wrightia religiosa, with the addition of "big" or "important" (Mok Luang) but it certainly doesn't fit any Wrightia. It is sweetly but delicately scented, and the flowers are produced in a cyme, with the central flower opening first, and the others following in successive whorls. The flowers are about two inches long and one and a half inches across. The plant flowers at the end of new growth, so needs to be pruned after flowering, otherwise it becomes leggy.





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Gardenia scabrella, Star Flower

Gardenia scabrella

Star Flower
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

An evergreen gardenia carrying large star shaped white flowers. Prefers well fertilised well-drained soil with even moisture.





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Jasminum molle, Jasminum auriculatum, Jasminum Molle, Indian Jui

Jasminum molle, Jasminum auriculatum

Jasminum Molle, Indian Jui
Family: Oleaceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Extremely heavy gardenia type scent. This species is not very common though it deserves a special attention. J. Molle is as wonderful plant as a world-famous Jasmine Sambac. A stunning, small scandent bushy plant with simple ovate dark green small leaves and powdery satin white flowers. Flowers appear in bunches from summer to fall. Very easy to grow, takes both sun and shade, dry and moist conditions. Highly recommended jasmine for scented garden or as indoor plant. A must for everyone who appreciates fragrant flowers.

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Jasminum Molle - Indian Jui

Jasmine Molle, Indian Jui - one of the strongest fragrance of all jasmines. Grows into a large multi-stem bush, or can be planted against trellis or fence. Can be trimmed for compact shape, nice container plant. Flowers have extremely heavy gardenia type scent.

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Kailarsenia lineata, Kailarsenia

Kailarsenia lineata

Kailarsenia
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Thailand
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The plant is doscovered and named after Dr. Kai larsen. A rare medium size shrub with long, pointed, dark green waxy leaves and white fragrant gardenia-like flowers 3" wide, with a yellow center. Flowers look similar to gardenia vientamensis when fully open, but bigger size and have a long 2-4" tubular part (similar to G. nitida). The scent is very sweet and strong, much stronger than gardenias. This plant is a rheophyte, wich means it needs a flow of fresh water, while growing in a well-drained medium. In nature it grows in cracks of rocks in streams, in areas of deciduous woodland or dry evergreen forest.

The plant is slow growing and has compact nature. Can be grown in a pot for many years providing well-drained soil with 50 percent perlite and daily watering. Don't let root ball overdry.





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