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Old May 3rd 2006, 10:03 am
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We have a tree in flower at the moment in the garden.... its got huge pink and pure white flowers on it.... what is it please???

When my mum was here she said it was a Handkerchief Tree but I just looked it up on the net and the flowers arnt the same at all..... so I still dont know what it is... anyone here know what its called and is it a native to NZ?...its beautiful.

Heres a pic I literally just took of it..... yeah I know its dark outside.... best I can do.
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Originally Posted by SarahB
We have a tree in flower at the moment in the garden.... its got huge pink and pure white flowers on it.... what is it please???

When my mum was here she said it was a Handkerchief Tree but I just looked it up on the net and the flowers arnt the same at all..... so I still dont know what it is... anyone here know what its called and is it a native to NZ?...its beautiful.

Heres a pic I literally just took of it..... yeah I know its dark outside.... best I can do.
Hi Sarah
Based on the appearance of the buds,leaves and flowers my quess is that it is a type of hibiscus..we have quite a few sub tropical varieties in Northland and Auckland as they like the climate.
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Hi Sarah
Based on the appearance of the buds,leaves and flowers my quess is that it is a type of hibiscus..we have quite a few sub tropical varieties in Northland and Auckland as they like the climate.
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To add to that.. I think (after my search based on your picture)it may be called Hibiscus mutabilus which actually originates in China ..check out this link http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog...ail/05686.html
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cool.... thanks Shazza...

Heres a pic I took of it this morning... most of the year its just a load of twigs but at the moment its looking lovely.... I love the two different colours of flowers on the same tree.
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Originally Posted by shazzafromnz
To add to that.. I think (after my search based on your picture)it may be called Hibiscus mutabilus which actually originates in China ..check out this link http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog...ail/05686.html
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Thanks.... it looks just like that!! Cool.... now I know what it is...thanks so much!! I even asked my landlord this morning as he was round to fix our broken water tank but he had no idea. Will have to let my mum know as she loved it too... Cheers!!
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cool.... thanks Shazza...

Heres a pic I took of it this morning... most of the year its just a load of twigs but at the moment its looking lovely.... I love the two different colours of flowers on the same tree.
Hi Sarah ..whoops I messed up my edit..that link for the picture is actually..http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog...ail/05686.html
I could be wrong as yours seems a lot more spindly a tree, but they do get very leggy if someone doesnt prune off at least a third after the flowering season each year,which may well happen in a rental property?
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Thanks.... it looks just like that!! Cool.... now I know what it is...thanks so much!! I even asked my landlord this morning as he was round to fix our broken water tank but he had no idea. Will have to let my mum know as she loved it too... Cheers!!
Glad that link worked regardless..its beautiful isnt it!!
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Sure is!! Will have to dig it up and take it with me when we eventually buy our own house here....
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Originally Posted by SarahB
We have a tree in flower at the moment in the garden.... its got huge pink and pure white flowers on it.... what is it please???

When my mum was here she said it was a Handkerchief Tree but I just looked it up on the net and the flowers arnt the same at all..... so I still dont know what it is... anyone here know what its called and is it a native to NZ?...its beautiful.

Heres a pic I literally just took of it..... yeah I know its dark outside.... best I can do.
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Nice Hibiscus tree. I worked in the Bahamas and loved the hedges of hibiscus. Here they are indoor only plants except in summer when you put them on the patio.
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Sure is!! Will have to dig it up and take it with me when we eventually buy our own house here....
I havent had much luck with my hibiscus.. but you might be able to get a cutting to strike. then you can take a litte tree with you to plant .ask a garden centre how to do it right for hibiscus
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Errrrrr - Nigel??


(saw this on the main page and couldn't resist Beautiful flowers!)
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Errrrrr - Nigel??


(saw this on the main page and couldn't resist Beautiful flowers!)

lol.... its way too pretty to be called Nigel!
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I love those.
Does anyone know if you can grow frangipani in the North Island?
PS Sarah, I'm going to Waihi Beach with the horses tomorrow. 2 hrs of fun in the (sun????) Oh well, it'll still be fun!
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I love those.
Does anyone know if you can grow frangipani in the North Island?
PS Sarah, I'm going to Waihi Beach with the horses tomorrow. 2 hrs of fun in the (sun????) Oh well, it'll still be fun!
Excellent.... Waihi is so nice.... lucky you!! The weather forecast is not too bad for tomorrow and better for sunday.

I'm riding tomorrow hopefully.... first time in 3 weeks.... hope he doesnt buck me off with the excitement of finally getting out!
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