Carmona, Wax malpighia

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Carmona, Wax malpighia
Scientific Name :  Ehretia microphylla
Family : Ehretiaceae
Common Name : Carmona, Wax malpighia
Contrary to its common name it is not Malpighia. A large woody shrub with dense deep green foliage. Very suitable for topiary. Very often novices confuse this plant with Malpighia coccigera because of superficial resemblance of leaves. However, there is a difference in the leaves.  Bonsai subject. Though it flowers, they are insignificant.
Propagation : Stem cuttings, seeds
Longevity : Perennial


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