What is this dwarf pink fruit shrub?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by andreanum, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. andreanum

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    I bought this plant last month. The fruit were pinky and turned woody brown after a week. I don't know how to grow this plant, but after giving more water new leaves are appearing.
     

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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... looks like Pernettya mucronata...
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not sure what it is, but sorry, not Pernettya mucronata.
     
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    Thank you, Lila.
    Now I know what to search in the internet.
    Wikipedia calls pernettya Gaultheria mucronata. From phagat.com, I found that Pernettya fruits are purple to dark red. While from other sources, the Pernettya leaves and stems are succulent. Pernettya fruits are in groups of berries. My plant has different foliage and fruits color and structure.
     

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  5. andreanum

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    The shrub is a bit woody and so does the fruit. The fruits turned as hard as stone when they go brown.

    A vendor I met said that the plant is of Jasmine family and has white flowers.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Oh, yesyes, really not Pernettya... :((( But it's a very interesting plant, so I hope someone can ID it!!! :)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I also think it looks like a Serissa.
     
  9. andreanum

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    Thank you, Skunkyjoe.
    The trunk and leaves confim it is a Serissa. I have seen another vendors who sell Serissa foetida with those white flowers.

    but the fruits.... I have not seen anything like this anywhere else.

    Maybe this is a variegated Serissa.
     

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