Guettarda speciosa L.

Sea Randa, Zebrawood, Beach Gardenia

Family: Rubiaceae

Genus: Guettarda

Category: Shrub

Zones: Not frost hardy

Size: To 12' tall


Large green leaves to 10" long and 7" wide with prominent veins. Tubular flowers, white, fragrant, followed by globular fruits. Found on beaches in sun and well-drained sandy soil.


Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 991 in 1753.

Native to Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Synonym = Jasminum hirsutum Willd. Listed in Bot. Reg. 1: 15 (1815).

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