Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mussaenda erythrophylla ...... Tropical Dogwood


From the family Rubiaceae, originating in Eastern and Central Africa, Tanzania and the Congo,  this beautiful sprawling shrub can grow to 3 metres.    The flowers are yellow and surprisingly small but show up well against the large pink bracts.

At the moment it is growing in a large pot just inside the top gate as it's place in the garden has yet to be decided.