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What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« on: July 07, 2022, 06:29:45 PM »
I bought this thing on a whim but never got the name. Any idea what it is?






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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 06:44:57 PM »
looks like a citrus

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 07:18:43 PM »
Yes, agree looks like trifoliate citrus of some kind.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 08:05:28 PM »
I am pretty sure it's not a citrus. The flower looked like a white hibiscus flower. I was much bigger than a citrus flower.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2022, 10:37:38 PM »
Could it be Orange Jasmine?

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2022, 04:46:28 AM »
I doubt it. The flowers looked very different and they weren't fragrant.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2022, 10:15:50 AM »
Are the leaves fragrant?

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2022, 03:26:26 PM »
Might be a citrus trifoliata hybrid? Possibly citrus rootstock? Do you have any pictures of the flowers?

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2022, 07:53:09 PM »
Are the leaves fragrant?
No they are not. The developing fruit doesn't look like any citrus I have seen.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2022, 07:54:35 PM »
Might be a citrus trifoliata hybrid? Possibly citrus rootstock? Do you have any pictures of the flowers?
The leaves don't smell like citrus leaves. I have some trifoliata rootstock. I'm sure it is not that and there is no graft.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2022, 08:02:11 AM »
I plugged it into plant ID, and along with citron and hardy orange, got Bael or Bila (Aegle marmelos) as a possibility?

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2022, 10:12:19 AM »
Bael / Bilva most likely. Spines in the branches, trifoliate leaves, long stalk of the pollinated flower bud with the early fruit is that of Bilva / Bael. But the leaves when crushed have a pleasant aroma but not the citrus aroma. And the pale pink gorgeous flowers are aromatic. If so this plant / tree needs a real tropical environment. Triphal

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2022, 04:07:16 PM »
Is Bael tropical only? This site indicates cold hardy to 17 F / -8 C: https://www.growables.org/information/TropicalFruit/Bael.htm
Has anyone tried the fruit? Sounds interesting.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2022, 04:23:10 PM »
I doubt that it is a Bael. The leaves are too small. Bael tastes like grapefruit/banana to me with some funkyness thrown in the mix.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2022, 05:53:12 PM »
The flower was white. The leav s have little or no smell to me.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2022, 06:23:53 PM »
Agree with you. The leaves color and the tree branching pattern is not characteristic of the Bael/Bilva tree but sometimes in young trees the leaves vary in size, color and pattern. A picture of a flower/s would have helped.
Interesting pointer by RS regarding the hardiness in subtropical. News to me. Thanks. Don't remember ever tasting the fruit and probably did not nor I have seen anyone trying to harvest the fruits for consuming. It is used for home remedies and some ancient Ayurvedic, Unani, Chinese medicines and other herbal medicines in Asia and Africa.
CarolinaZone : Just saw your posting about the white flowers. How many petals? Was there some aroma? The leaves may or may not have strong aroma when crushed. The fruit takes long time (7 months?) to ripen from this stage as seen in your picture. Thanks.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2022, 10:38:47 PM »
Agree with you. The leaves color and the tree branching pattern is not characteristic of the Bael/Bilva tree but sometimes in young trees the leaves vary in size, color and pattern. A picture of a flower/s would have helped.
Interesting pointer by RS regarding the hardiness in subtropical. News to me. Thanks. Don't remember ever tasting the fruit and probably did not nor I have seen anyone trying to harvest the fruits for consuming. It is used for home remedies and some ancient Ayurvedic, Unani, Chinese medicines and other herbal medicines in Asia and Africa.
CarolinaZone : Just saw your posting about the white flowers. How many petals? Was there some aroma? The leaves may or may not have strong aroma when crushed. The fruit takes long time (7 months?) to ripen from this stage as seen in your picture. Thanks.

I would say it had no petals.If hibiscus could be white that is what it looked like.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2022, 10:54:22 PM »

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2022, 07:06:36 AM »
I have been leaning more toward something in the rubiaceae family looking at the spent flower. Did it look like this?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardenia_cornuta&ved=2ahUKEwiLh-Pupu34AhVit4QIHXMYDekQFnoECEMQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2ph0w6TIqK9R1qfBKapbUT
It didn't look like that. I have gardenias and tea bushes and they have different flowers. To be honest I would say that the flowes also reminded me a little of squash blossoms. I know I said hibiscus before but squash blossom would also be similiar. The flowers and the little "fruit" fell off when I didn't water the plant earlier this year so I think it may flower a third time if I remove the fruit now. I will let the fruit develop for another week before I decide whether or not to remove it.

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Re: What is this plant I bought from Jack and Jill?
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2022, 06:18:37 PM »
I think that's it. Thanks guys. I will see what the fruit looks like as it gets bigger but I am 90% sure NateTheGreat has it.

 

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