John&Jacq~s Garden

Melastoma malabathricum with rare and showy white flowers

Melastoma malabathricum (Malbar Gooseberry, Indian/Singapore Rhododendron, White Senduduk)

This beautiful shrub produces purplish-pink or deep mauve and white flowers.

The attractive white blooms are somewhat rare as compared to the purplish-pink ones. The white-flowered variety is known as Melastoma malabathricum ‘Alba’.

We first caught sight of the white flowers at a garden nursery in our neighbourhood in the year 2014.

Since then, we come across them every now and then along the roadside, highways, countryside, home gardens and parks.

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