Plant ID?

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Plant ID?

Post by CP » 05 Jul 2009, 10:53

Can anyone identify this plant for me please?

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It's a bushy shrub about 3' high (it was taller but we pruned it about 2 months ago) bought around 5 years ago from a school fete plant stall with no ID label!
This is the first time it's flowered. :grin:
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Re: Plant ID?

Post by kated » 05 Jul 2009, 15:04

No idea but it's really pretty!

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Re: Plant ID?

Post by Henwife » 05 Jul 2009, 15:31

A magnolia of some type?
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Re: Plant ID?

Post by kated » 05 Jul 2009, 15:46

I just looked it up in my "The Botanical Garden" and it looks awfully like Acca. Here is the description: Trees to 3m or shrubs. The leaves are opposite, ovate, dilvery undrneath and evergreen. The flowers are solitary in the leaf axils. Sepals four, equal, reflexed, joined at the base only to form a tube; petals4 pinkish and spotted inside, white and hairy outside somewhat crinkled, reflexed. Stamens numerous, crimson, longer than the petals. If this looks right you have a guava!

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Post by Spana » 05 Jul 2009, 20:01

I've never seen anything like it. Well done for keeping it going for so long =D>

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Post by Gilly C » 05 Jul 2009, 20:33

it is beautiful whatever it is :grin:

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Re: Plant ID?

Post by nigel » 05 Jul 2009, 21:23

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Post by Magpie » 05 Jul 2009, 21:34

Feijoa is the old name for Acca! Glad to see T&M are up to date as usual :roll:

There are lots of cultivars grown for their fruit, known as Pineapple Guava. Perhaps someone grew this one from a pip?

It is just hardy in the UK despite coming from southern Brazil (up in the mountains). Warm, sheltered sunny place and it should flower and fruit for you year after year.

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Re: Plant ID?

Post by CP » 06 Jul 2009, 02:14

Thanks everyone! :grin:

The flowers are really pretty but there's not that many of them this year. Hopefully the chickens will continue to leave it alone & maybe, just maybe, I'll get a fruit on it too! :grin:
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