Serissa Foetida

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Serissa Foetida

Serissa is a diminutive evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub with tiny deep green leaves, pink flower buds and a profusion of little white funnel shaped flowers.

Serissa has many upright wiry stems that branch freely and form a bushy dome only 0.6-1.2m tall and wide. The foliage has a very fine texture with densely crowded opposite leaves to 1.9 cm long. Bruised leaves have an unpleasant fetid or rotting smell.

Serissa bears its pretty flowers from early spring until late autumn. They are about 1.3 cm across, with a tubular base and 4-6 spreading petal-like lobes.