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Any Osmanthus tree in SIngapore ?

#1 User is offline   raintree 

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:46 PM

Does anyone know if there is any Osmanthus tree growing and flowering in Singapore ??

Known in Chinese as 桂花 "Gui Hua"

Thanks.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:19 AM

I got the plant.

not doing well. sian 1/2


 raintree, on 16 October 2010 - 09:46 PM, said:

Does anyone know if there is any Osmanthus tree growing and flowering in Singapore ??

Known in Chinese as 桂花 "Gui Hua"

Thanks.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:06 AM

It is not the Tembusu tree is it ???

What I know is that is is grown in China , Japan and countries in higher latitues.

Do you have a picture of your plant so I can take a look at the picture of the leaves. Or maybe you can paste a picture from those found on Google search.

Any way good luck to you in your journey to cultivate this plant.

Is is one of the traditionally important and meaningful plant among the Chinese in China.

Cheers!
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

 raintree, on 17 October 2010 - 11:06 AM, said:

It is not the Tembusu tree is it ???

What I know is that is is grown in China , Japan and countries in higher latitues.

Do you have a picture of your plant so I can take a look at the picture of the leaves. Or maybe you can paste a picture from those found on Google search.

Any way good luck to you in your journey to cultivate this plant.

Is is one of the traditionally important and meaningful plant among the Chinese in China.

Cheers!


You can find that tree in the "Moon" too, chinese storey "嫦娥“,吴刚 still busy chopping the tree.

It is very meaningful plant in chinese, the flower are use in tea, medicine, desert, cooking, wine, candy etc, a lost of poem and song describe he lovely scent. If you have chance to go Genting, just detour to "Gotong raya" (sorry, not sure the neme, the mid-way town near the resort), there have a few there. (I hope they are still there since I only visited a few years back).
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:29 PM

 LobsterX, on 17 October 2010 - 01:19 AM, said:

I got the plant.

not doing well. sian 1/2

Can elaborate? Does it flower for you?
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:21 PM

is it a big tree to grow? i like gui hua cha! mmmmm!
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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:14 PM

Hi all, I want to make some Osmanthus Jelly, but I can't find a vendor in Singapore. Before I used to order it from Teasenz, but they ship it from China and it takes a week. Does anyone know a place in Singapore? I need it urgently because I promised my grandparents to make it for them!
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 01:04 AM

 Singagirl, on 30 June 2016 - 04:14 PM, said:

Hi all, I want to make some Osmanthus Jelly, but I can't find a vendor in Singapore. Before I used to order it from Teasenz, but they ship it from China and it takes a week. Does anyone know a place in Singapore? I need it urgently because I promised my grandparents to make it for them!

I have bought a bottle from HockHua Tonic outlet in Bukit Timah two years ago. End of last year, I have seen it at a Chinese Medcal Hall at a corner unit below a HDB block in Chinatown, near Chinese temple. At the opposite side of the square, groups of older men gather to play chess. Not sure if both shops still carry the dried flowers.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 06:17 PM

Do u just pluck the flowers n use it in jelly etc? The flowers r really tiny. I think my plant which was bought from world farm only flowered once!
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 07:34 PM

I think you would need a huge tree to get enough flowers for making jelly.
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