[WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

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[WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby Inspired » November 21st, 2014, 3:41 pm

Happy weekend ahead people!

I am after an Ochna Itegerrima preferably one with a wrist size trunk but happy to look at what people may have.

If anyone has any or knows anyone with any please PM me :D

Can view distinctive flower here:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ochna-Intege ... 1442471426
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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby daiviet_nguyen » November 21st, 2014, 7:51 pm

Hi Inspired,

Don't bother looking, you just will not get it in Australia!

In Vietnamese it is known as Mai Vàng, it blooms profusely during Tết Festival or Lunar New Year. For southern Vietnamese, it is almost sacrilegious...

A few years ago, Mr. Hanh Nguyễn did import about 20 into Victoria -- none make it through alive!

There is a similar plant in Australia -- Ochna serrulata, which in QLD, and NSW are weeds.

One of mine, which is dead now :(

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Ochna serrulata's leaves are much smaller, I would say about 1/6 of the Ochna Integerrima, the flowers are smaller too; and are facing downward instead of upward like Ochna Integerrima.

Have a good weekend :)
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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby Inspired » November 21st, 2014, 8:38 pm

Hey DV

Thanks for the heads up and info. I thought I saw a matured specimen at one of the Tet festivals which was simply amazing.

Then again could it have been the other specie :lost: and cheers for clarifying the two

So the ochna serrulata is a weed? I wonder if these plants mature well, are long living and take well to bonsai techniques?

Shame about your plant really.. how long did you have it? It looks good and other than the differences to the "OI" you mentioned, are they flowers pretty much the same?

Anyone have this plant in question or know much about them?
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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby daiviet_nguyen » November 23rd, 2014, 10:19 am

Hi, weed in the sense that they can grow out of control.

The QLD government websites have plenty of info about this plant. You can Google them.

In QLD, the largest I have seen is about 6-7 cm in trunk site. Up to about 2 m in height.

In spite of keeping them for several years, I still have not had any clear observation about their growing pattern down in VIC. Branches tend to die back, they seem to like plenty of water?

Their mature seeds and that of integerrima are virtually indistinguishable.
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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby banksia » November 23rd, 2014, 4:29 pm

G'day Inspired! I've had one for just over 5 years and to say their slow going when it comes to putting on girth is an understatement!
As a struck cutting (speaker wire thickness) it was promptly put in the ground for 3 years. In that time it grew to the whopping thickness of a pencil :palm:
Seeing this, I decided to whack it in a pot and there it's been for the last 2 years. In that time (in the pot) it has not put on any thickness what so ever. To me it's a novelty. A shame really, as the flowers are quite pretty, though, only last a few days. The seed pods that form after are spectacular IMO.
I did visit a Vietnamese mans garden once and he had a absolute beauty (yamadori) that had a trunk that was at least 6-8 inches across :o . Must have been at least 50+ years old when collected.
After 5 years of having this, it's safe to say I can't really work out their traits or growth habits. Branch dieback is a big problem.
Hope I haven't left you "un Inspired" :lol:

Cheers!
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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby Inspired » November 23rd, 2014, 6:18 pm

Hey Antman thanks for posting and info! Nice tree too with such exquisite flowers

Gee they do take their time by the sounds of things.

Certainly want one in my collection. When do they flower?
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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby banksia » November 23rd, 2014, 7:31 pm

Started flowering (in Perth) about 2 months ago. Seed pods stay on for a good month or two. Mate you must be psychic....Antman is my nickname!

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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby the plant » January 18th, 2015, 12:24 pm

I got one 1.2 meter hight and one trained bonsai .(10 and 12 petals)
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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby hard1all » April 15th, 2015, 8:57 pm

Canley Vale Nursery, NSW, has 6 inch seedlings for $15.

mine are in a hothouse that I shall heat thru our Winter here in Sydney

if you're not doing as much in Victoria I fear you will be wasting your time and money

good luck!
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Re: [WANTED] Ochna Integerrima

Postby Bingilbayexotics » October 11th, 2017, 9:11 pm

I have seeds available of both the soft leaf and hard leaf variety of Ochna Integerrima. Contact me through Facebook at #Bingilbayexotics or email bingilbayexotics@gmail.com.
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