Looks like a type of passion fruit flower? I was just looking at those on a seed catalog earlier today, wishing I was in a climate warm enough to have one.
Maypop overwinters in MO. I believe it's related. The flowers look similar. I have but it's only 6 inches tall. Planted it last fall. It's from Oikos tree crops.
The second photo look like lychee fruit maybe?
It looks like Passiflora decaisneana.
Last edited by Barry Digman; 03-06-2014 at 09:09 AM. Reason: spelling
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Ooh how lovely!
the fruit looks like strawberry tree a species of arbutus or madrone if you are not Canadian
I agree with Barry ( pix 1). They can be planted as an annual in containers. The theory does...thriller, filler & spiller. The passion flower on a trellis, in a pot, is the "thriller", then add filler plants ( petunias, ivy geraniums, etc) & a "spiller plant" (ivy, sweet potato vine, etc.) AND you will have a beautiful pot to enjoy til frost...Just my 2 cents.