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Dombeya willichii - Tropical or Strawberry Hydrangea


Dombeya willichii - Tropical or Strawberry Hydrangea

January is when many of the Dombeya species bloom here in San Diego. The flowers clusters usually get much larger than my tree in a big pot. They’re typically as large as a small cantaloupe. The fragrance of the flowers smell like strawberry cake or ice cream. Photo taken Jan. 30, 2022.



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what a smashing flower, a lovely gentle pink too.

31 Jan, 2022

 

Agreed.

31 Jan, 2022

 

The fragrance is wonderful, also.

2 Feb, 2022

 

It really is stunning and the scent too, wow!

5 Feb, 2022

 

It’s having a really good bloom in the very warm weather we’ve been having here in San Diego.

6 Feb, 2022

 

That's a spectacular head of flowers!

22 Feb, 2022

 

It’s covered with these flower-balls

22 Feb, 2022

 

Added to my faves, it’s absolutely beautiful! I am just trying to evoke the sweet fragrance in my head! 😊

22 Feb, 2022

 

Thanks! 😀

Large trees are very spectacular. The only real issue with this tree is that the flowers hang on the tree after they’re brown.

23 Feb, 2022



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