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Seeds from Ochna serrulata Micky Mouse plant or Birds Eye Bush is a small shrub growing between 3 to 7 ft. high, although it may occasionally become a small tree up to 20 ft high. The narrow leaves are oblong to elliptic and measure 1.5 to 3.5 inches in length by 1.5 inches wide, and are shiny green with fine toothed serrations along the leaf edges. During the spring, the shrubs fragrant yellow blossoms that appear are usually around 2 cm in diameter. Though, the petals tend to drop soon after they bloom. Five or six fruits grow from the plant, which are attached to the sepals. While the fruit is developing, the sepals enlarge and turn bright red, in most cases turning the whole plant red. The fruits are initially pale green and turn black. The fruits on the plant start ripening in the early summer, while the red sepals last until around late summer. The flowers usually attract bees and butterflies, while the birds tend to eat the fruits from the plant. Zones 9 to 11. Germination can take up to 12 months.
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