Ochna . Ochna integerrima likes moist and light soil, cannot stand waterlogging. Family: Ochnaceae: Genus: Ochna (OK-nah) Species: integerrima (in-teg-er-EE-muh) 3 members have or want this plant for trade. Farmers choose good seeds, soak them in water, and sow them in moist soil (either in pots or in a garden). This lovely Ochna serrulata is one of our indigenous shrubs It's early spring foliage is beautiful--pinkish bronze,turning to glossy green later. it bears pale yellow flowers that appear in spring and are followed by black fruits with red, persistent sepals. More images of Micky Mouse Bush. Essentials. The mouse plant (Ochna serrulata), also called a Mickey Mouse plant, is actually a shrub native to South Africa. spring. summer. It is slow-growing until established. If you want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, Mickey Mouse plant is a good choice. Mickey Mouse plant tolerates either full sunlight or partial shade. Ochna (Ochna serrulata) is a significant environmental weed in Queensland and New South Wales, and is regarded as a potential environmental weed or "sleeper weed" in other parts of Australia. Thread in the Ask a Question forum forum by Happyplantlover: Hi, My plant Ochna Serrulata is already 8 years old and has never bloomed yet. Ochna Serrulata (Mickey Mouse Plant) Price $ 29.00. Plant type: e nvironmental weed (not declared) Common name Ochna (also known as Mickey Mouse Bush) Botanical name Ochna serrulata Family Ochnaceae Origin native of South Africa Habitat Occurs in rainforest margins and gaps, wetlands and widely naturalised in a range of soils. Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11 (shrubs are frost tender) where they may be grown in full sun to part shade. If you want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, Mickey Mouse plant is a good choice. Accept 479.1. Ochna serrulata. Leaves are alternate, narrow, glossy, up to 5cm long, with serrated margins. From spring to early summer, fragrant yellow flowers bloom at the branch tips and provide an excellent floral show. These techniques are now tried and proven. Ochna serrulata (Mickey Mouse Plant) – A slow growing semi-evergreen small shrub to 3 to 8 feet tall (can be trained taller) with a slender dark brown smooth-barked stem and 1½ to 3 inch long elliptical glossy green leaves that have finely-toothed wavy margins; old leaves drop off in early spring and are immediately replaced by new leaves that are flushed with pink in new growth. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources. Because it tolerates wind and sea spray, it is also a good choice for a coastal garden. Note this is the default cart. The combination of the rounded sepals and black berries, sometimes resemble the face of Mickey Mouse, hence the common name. The latest information on how to effectively control this invasive weed. Product Code: 803820-03. Ochna serrulata is native to South Africa, commonly found in forests, but the plant has become a highly invasive weed in some parts of Australia and New Zealand, tolerating sunny or shady areas, and it is difficult to remove and eradicate. Deleting this collection CANNOT be undone. The plant is a small, semi-evergreen shrub that reaches mature heights of 3 to 8 feet (0.9 m. to 2.4 m.). It can be used as a formal or informal hedge, because of its resistance to wind and tolerance of clipping. Join now and start creating your dream garden! Ochna comes from the ancient Greek name for the wild pear, Ochne, as the leaves were thought to resemble those of wild pear. Full Shade. Mickey Mouse plant is a good border plant, or you can trim a row of shrubs and turn them into a hedge. Keep in mind that the seeds may be poisonous. It can … Ochna integerrima is a deciduous shrub or tree that can grow up to 12 metres tall. RSA TreeNo. This plant has no fragrance . It enjoys full sun, but also does well in semi-shade where it is a natural understorey plant. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas. Typically grows up to 4-8 ft. tall (120-240 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm). There’s a similar species, Ochna serrulata (Mickey Mouse Bush, Small-leaved Plane), a plant that is declared an environmental weed in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. The young spring foliage is a beautiful pinkish-bronze, maturing to glossy green. It may be grown as a formal or informal hedge or as an interesting specimen plant. Tropicals and Tender Perennials. Related Links. Propagate from seed or cuttings. Ochna serrulata is a champion performer, and the texture of the leaves and the bark makes this shrub an excellent garden plant even when it is not in flower or fruit. Minimum temperature. Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device. RHS hardiness-15°C. H5-H1c. Their petals drop quickly, revealing attractive clusters of small fruits suspended below bright red sepals. Ochna serrulata (Small-leaved plane) Botanical name: Ochna serrulata; Common name(s): Small-leaved plane; Categories: Shrubs and Perennials; Plant description: An attractive shrub or small tree with narrow, elliptic, shiny leaves with serrated margins. Moderate care. However, by law, everyone has a general biosecurity obligation (GBO) to take reasonable and practical steps to minimise the risks associated with invasive plants under their control. Native to eastern South Africa, these plants are found in a variety of habitats, from forests to grasslands. The taller specimens are generally found near river banks, whilst small shrubs are more common near seashores Growing Mickey Mouse plants isn’t difficult. Ochna serrulata grows very well in frost-free areas, but it can withstand light frost. Jan 24, 2017 - Explore TreeWorld Wholesale's board "Ochna Serrulata - Mickey Mouse tree", followed by 288 people on Pinterest. Mickey Mouse plant care is minimal given suitable conditions. If you want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, Mickey Mouse plant is a good choice. Sun Exposure: Light Shade. Species in Ochnaceae consists of two genera, Ochna and Brackenridgea. More Accounts and Images; ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (OCSE2) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (OCSE2) Wildlife . Ochna serrulata Also known as Small-Leaved Plane, Carnival Bush, Carnival Ochna, Birds Eye Bush, Fynblaarrooihout (Afr. Frequent watering. long (7 cm). Ochna is reminiscent of privet in a number of ways - it came to Lane Cove as a hedge plant; even if cut down to the ground or pruned it resprouts vigorously in the form of multi-stemmed trunks; it readily invades bushland, crowding and shading out native vegetation; and its berries are a major food source for Currawongs which spread the plant all over the North Shore. Ochna serrulata (Hochst.) The parallel lateral veins are close together. Min. Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds which eat the fruits, this plant tolerates wind and seaside conditions. While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. SKU e3143. your own Pins on Pinterest The flowers are yellow and quite fragrant. May 2, 2018 - Mickey Mouse plant (Ochna serrulata) is named not for the leaves or blooms, but for the black berries that resemble the face of Mickey Mouse. The short bole can be straight or twisted and is 6 - 16cm in diameter. The bark may be rough or smooth and may flake. Mickey Mouse plant, Micky Mouse bush, bird's eye bush, carnival bush, small-leaved plane; Description. ), Ilitye (Xhosa), Umbomvane (Zulu), Mickey mouse plant, Bird's eye bush Sweet-smelling yellow blooms form at the tips of the branches in spring. From spring to early summer, fragrant yellow flowers bloom at the branch tips and provide an excellent floral show. Ochna serrulata (Mickey Mouse Plant) is a slow-growing, semi-evergreen shrub of loose, open habit with elliptical, finely toothed, glossy green leaves, up to 3 in. Ochna serrulata is considered to be an invasive weed in some areas, including Australia and New Zealand, primarily as a result of birds consuming the fruit and spreading the seeds in their droppings. Flowers that appear in spring and are shiny green with fine toothed serrations along the leaf 's edges fruiting Mickey! 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