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Randia formosa,Gardenia maritime, Mussaenda formosa, Randia mussaendae, Randia ruizina

RANDIA FORMOSA
syn. Gardenia maritime, Mussaenda formosa, Randia mussaendae, Randia ruizina


An interesting plant for fruit tree collectors and those in search of fragrant plants. Randia Formosa is a shrub related to Gardenias. Like Gardenias it produces fragrant flowers. If that wasn't enough, it also produces small fruits than can be eaten and are said to taste like blackberry jam. The fruits are yellow and in size a bit smaller than a lemon.


FAMILY : Rubiacea
ORIGIN : Brazil
TYPE/USES : shrub
SIZE : up to 8' on average
GROWTH RATE : average
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : high 20's for a short period of time
SOIL REQUIREMENTS : acidic
FLOWER : fragrant; summer


 

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