Unique flower in Valdosta

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Date Photo Taken: April 15, 2012
Location: Valdosta, GA
Posted By: tkc8020

Notes:

These flowers appear on plant which I believe to be an overgrown shrub. It stands over 10 feet. The plants/trees around it were planted 20+ years ago and include azaleas and camellias. The plant has flat dark leaves that are similar to a camellia’s leaf except smaller. The flowers are random along the branch and not in clumps. The petals are hot pink with white border.

COMMENTS

  1. buck Unregistered says:

    It is hard to tell from the picture, but I believe this is a feijoa (Feijoa sellowiana), a native of Brazil and Uraguay, but perfected in New Zealand. Look it up and compare your flowers and leaves. The fruit is wonderful!
    Buck

    April 17th, 2012 at 8:41 pm
  2. tkc8020 Unregistered says:

    Thank you so much! I looked it up and you are right. Thank you again!

    April 18th, 2012 at 9:34 am
  3. buck Unregistered says:

    Continuation:
    I have had a grove of 50 feijoa trees since 1985. The blossoms are very nice thrown in salads – a slight sweet taste. The fruit make great preserves and jams, plus they are nice just off the tree.
    Buck

    April 18th, 2012 at 11:17 am

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