A Mickey Mouse "Plant"?

After browsing around for some new stuff I came across this baby. This got to be the coolest plant there is!

Ochna thomasiana

The Ochna thomasiana flowers are actually yellow at first. After it flowers, it turns red and produces some seeds. The seeds start with a green color and turn black. Sometimes when the seeds fall it resembles the Disney character "Mickey Mouse."
The shrub or small tree grows 6 - 8 ft. Of couse this plant is, yet again, only suitable for USDA zone 10 and wont su
rvive the occational frost in zone 9.
So therefore... none for me :o/

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1 comment:

betta said...

no it will survive here in texas
i lived in spring texas and it lives fine outside. just cover it up when it get below 20.