Virgin Tree, Buddah's Lamp, White Mussaenda
Mussaenda philippica 'Donna Aurora'

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Mussaenda (mew-say-EN-duh) (Info)
Species: philippica (fil-LIP-pik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Donna Aurora
Additional cultivar information:(aka Dona Aurora)
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boca Raton, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Zolfo Springs, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 16, 2012, morningloree from Heathrow, FL wrote:

Beautiful plants that can be part of a moonlight garden, on a night when there is moonlight, the white leaves almost appear to glow. I have 2 bushes that get dappled morning and some afternoon shade that are planted on the west side of my house. Haven't had to bring them through a cold snap yet, but hopefully Florida won't have the unusually cold winters we have had for the past 2 years.

Neutral

On Jul 13, 2010, SierraTigerLily from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I lost two eight foot tall plants during the extended cold spell this winter in south Florida. They were gorgeous showy things with unmatched displays. I hoped they might come back from the roots or old wood, but no such luck. Breaks my heart.