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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Joinvillea ascendens
 
Joinvillea ascendens - 'Ohe

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Joinvilleaceae
Origin: Pacific Islands
Flower Color: NA
Height: 10-16 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: Unknown
Joinvillea ascendens ('Ohe) - A reedlike, unbranched, erect perennial plant to 10-15 feet tall with large (to 3 feet long) leaves that are distinctly corrugated, like those of some young palms. Spreads by rhizomes. The small flowers are produced in dense terminal panicles and are followed by fleshy green fruit that darkens to red then black with age. We are not sure how this plant will perform or if it will flower in cultivation here in California. Sometimes placed in the Flagellariaceae but the University of Hawaii puts the plant in Commelinidae under Joinvilleaceae . Willis lists Joinvilleacea and states that vegetative morphology, anatomy and pollen clearly indicates the need for separation. Willis lists Flagellariaceae as having some anatomy and pollen characteristics that are similar to Poaceae  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Joinvillea ascendens.