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Tabernaemontana fushsiaefolia - Toad Tree


Tabernaemontana fushsiaefolia - Toad Tree (Tabernaemontana fushsiaefolia)

This is a beautiful very fragrant flowering shrub. It is not very common.
However, grows well here.



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I've looked up toad tree.
Apparently the fruit has a look and texture similar to toad skin.

23 Sep, 2008

 

You're correct. I've seen the fruit. It does resemble a toad.

It's too bad this tree is not more common here in San Diego. Its gardenia fragrance alone is worth growing this tree.

24 Sep, 2008

 

The flowers and leaves do resemble Gardenia. It is however, in the Apocynaceae family which includes such genera as: Adenium, Oleander, and Plumeria.

5 Oct, 2008



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