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Ochna serrulata, Ochna multiflora, Ochna atropurpurea, Mickey Mouse Plant, Bird's Eye Bush, Small-leaved plane, Carnival bush

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Ochna serrulata, Ochna multiflora, Ochna atropurpurea
Family: Ochnaceae
Mickey Mouse Plant, Bird's Eye Bush, Small-leaved plane, Carnival bush
Origin: southern Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This plant has beautiful fragrant yellow flowers in spring) and very attractive fruits. These are shiny black and berry-like, suspended below bright-red sepals in a way that resembles the face of Mickey Mouse, hence the common name Mickey Mouse bush. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. The ripe fruits are eaten by birds. Leaves with sharp teeth are long and narrow, unlike another variety, Ochna integerrima, which leaves are more oval and smooth.


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Lan Nghiem-Phu
Miami, Florida, USA
USDA Zone:10
2 Mar 2009
Ochna Integerrima DOES NOT turn red and make black seeds. Also, none of the Ochna flowers are fragrant, as you say at the bottomof your Ochna web page.
Lan Nghiem-Phu
Miami, FL, USA
9 Aug 2008
The Ochna flowers are not at all fragrant. I am not sure they are pollinated by insects. New trees come quite easily from falling seeds.


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/ochna_serrulata.htm

Ochna serrulata var. Mai - Mickey Mouse Plant, Long Leaf

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This variety of Mickey Mouse has longer leaves.
Ochna serrulata, Mickey Mouse Plant. Beautiful fragrant yellow flowers in spring and very attractive fruits. These are shiny black and berry-like, suspended below bright-red sepals in a way that resembles the face of Mickey Mouse, hence the common name Mickey Mouse bush. Leaves with sharp teeth are long and narrow, unlike another variety, Ochna integerrima, which leaves are more oval and smooth.
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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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