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ADENARIA floribunda

Image of Adenaria floribunda

Bosh Bruening

Family

Lythraceae

Botanical Name

ADENARIA floribunda

Plant Common Name

Candycorn Flower

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

The leaves occur in pairs along the often red-tan branches. Colored medium to dark green above, and with a lighter gray-green underside, each leaf is an elongated oval with a tapering tip. At the base of the leaves small rounded clusters of white flowers appear. The tiny fruits turn a bright reddish purple at first, eventually becoming black with ripe and dry. Both wind and birds will spread the seeds.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 10

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    11 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Native To

    Mexico, Central America, South America, Argentina, Brazil

Growing Conditions

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Dark Red, Violet, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Shade Trees, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No