Help again.

iBarok(8 AR)June 25, 2013

You are all very helpful the last time I asked something in this forum. I need your help once again to I.D. this plant. Picture is taken from Tyler, TX. Used as an ornamental/ landscaping plant. The fruits(?) look like gummy bear. What is this?

This post was edited by iBarok on Tue, Jun 25, 13 at 20:42

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Podocarpus. The fleshy purple aril is edible, but NOT the green seed.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 8:52PM
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esh_ga

Outrageous looking! :)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 9:41PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

It Came From Space....

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 9:45PM
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donna_in_sask

Looks like a plant from a Dr Seuss book...

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:03PM
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surya55_gw

Looks interesting to me. Do tell us what it tastes like....

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:45PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Mildly sweet berry flavor.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:17PM
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iBarok(8 AR)

Thank you for the ID.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 5:11PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

This is another name I hope I remember if I see it for sale in its' "boring" state sometime. The plant behind those berry things is a real yawn, but wow if it does that colorful display every year! (GW says Tyler, TX is Z8, btw...) Is a species name necessary, or is this "the" one "they" usually sell?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 6:16PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

It's the one usually sold, Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki, however only the females bear fruit. Also you'd need a nearby male.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 7:14PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

TY, Salt, appreciate that!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 9:47AM
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