Can anyone identify this plant

Started by Norma - 3058 Friday, 19 August 2016

Grows into a small tree, flowering now in my Melbourne suburban garden, with white apple blossom type flowers. Also it seems to be suffering from a deficiency, green veins and yellowing leaves. Can anyone suggest a remedy. Norma

Marilyn - 2250 Friday, 19 August 2016

Maybe one of the Dombeyas? I leave the deficiency question to others!

Norma - 3058 Saturday, 20 August 2016

Thanks Marilyn. I think you may be right. But large genus, mine seems to be slightly different to all those identified in the Internet. Norma

Maxine - 6026 Monday, 12 September 2016

I am sure I saw this growing in Rippon Lea gardens when visiting in April this year. The gardeners may be able to help identify. They are hoping to refurbish the grounds with all the original plants so you may have something rare.

Pam - 2159 Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Could the plant be Hibiscus mutabilis "flora plena". This has double white flowers which age to pink, and then darker pink. The shrub is deciduous.

Hazel - 4306 Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Just found this query by accident. Norma, I wonder if your plant could be Sparmannia africana (African Hemp).

Phil - 2257 Thursday, 10 January 2019


I thought this was a tomato, a volunteer that popped up about a month ago. It"s grown very rapidly and is dead straight. It started flowering a few days ago but I"ve never seen a tomato plant with a flower like this. Any help would be most appreciated. Cheers Phil

Phil - 2257 Saturday, 19 January 2019


This is a follow up to my previous post. One of the flowers has opened up. Help. Thanks Phil


Deirdre - The Compulsive Gardener Sunday, 20 January 2019

Phil, I fear this is a weed -- we call it "cobbler"s pegs" (Bidens pilosa) -- the seedpods stick on to socks and animals fur and thus spread around prolifically. I would pull it out and put it in the green bin! Deirdre

Phil - 2257 Monday, 21 January 2019

Many Thanks Deirdre You are a genius. It"s in the bin. Cheers Phil

 

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