Plant ID forum: ID needed - maybe a Laurel?

Views: 197, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
Image
carolem
Dec 16, 2017 5:14 AM CST
Totally unfamiliar with this flower. Photo taken some years back at Taronga Zoo/Sydney.

The shrub was maybe 6-7 feet high.

Had I been a garden.org member then I would most definitely had been mindful to include the sign peg!


Thumb of 2017-12-16/carolem/f4f0a7

Thank You!
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Dec 16, 2017 7:25 AM CST
It might be a Dombeya, here in Florida sometimes referred to as 'Tropical Hydrangea'.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Dec 16, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Yes, it looks like maybe Tropical Hydrangea (Dombeya burgessiae)
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
Image
carolem
Dec 16, 2017 5:43 PM CST
Thankyou both @Dutchlady1 and @plantladylin for your thoughts re the flower I'd uploaded for ID.

Any more to support this - then I can place on Database?

Much appreciated your suggestions; I'd never seen one before.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Adeniums Plant Identifier
Image
Carter
Dec 19, 2017 8:56 PM CST
I agree. Definitely Dombeya, and looks like D. burgessiae to me.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by bloominholes2fill and is called "Hemerocallis Daylily 'Wild and Wonderful'"